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    In the United States, many states now impose taxes on tobacco to discourage smoking and to help offset the health costs associated with smoking. However, heart disease, which has been linked to a high-fat diet, is the country's number one killer. In addition, more cancer cases in the United States are related to diet than to smoking. Compose a 200-word argument supporting or refuting the following plan: Taxing high-fat foods would be a great way to reduce the incidence of heart disease and help offset the cost of its treatment. The taxes could also be used to educate the public to the dangers of a high-fat diet, in the same way that taxes on cigarettes are used for anti smoking ads.

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    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused by number of factors such as smoking, eating a high-fat diet and not exercising enough. Diets high in fat have been linked not only to heart disease but also to risk of various cancers, particularly breast, colon, prostate, and possibly pancreas, ovary, and endometrium (USDHHS, 1988; National Research Council, 1989). Studies of populations in countries consuming high-fat ...

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    This solution discusses the health effects of food choices in the united states and the possibility of imposing a fat-tax on certain foods. This solution is 250 words.