Governments should limit the size of sugary drink containers in order to improve public health

Sugary drinks are very common nowadays, and indeed, they have sweet flavor and do not cost much. Most people like soft juices and consume them regularly, though those, who do not, believe that such kind of drinks is very harmful and wish the government to limit the size of sugary beverage containers.

From my point of view, the reduction in the size of the packaging is not helpful. First and foremost, in order to improve public health it is essential to raise awareness among people about the health hazard soft drinks may cause. Secondly, the government has to promote the idea of healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition with the help of mass media and social advertising. This will be more efficient than the limitation in the size of sweet beverage as well. Moreover, the government could increase prices for sugary drinks and, therefore, influence lowering soft juices consumption.

However, some people believe that it is necessary to decrease the size of sugary drink containers. They support their opinion by the fact that the smaller the packaging is, the less sugar the beverage contains. Besides, the limited capacity of containers will remind consumers of the harm the juice may cause. These arguments make people think about the quantity of sugar they consume.

Nevertheless, I do not agree with these arguments because they are not convincing for me. This is exactly owing to my belief that people do not realize how much sugar even the small packaging of a drink contains. Thus, a person had better think before making a decision to by any kind of those attractive containers.

Taking everything into account, one must admit that in order to improve public health governments have to take much more serious steps in this sphere. At the same time, it would be useful for people to reconsider their position concerning the consumption of such drinks either.

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