is this because the Polish contains more sugar than that of the Western diet?
I would say not especially, considering most Western countries consume far too much of the stuff.
Poles tend to do far more cooking from scratch, while here in the UK i think it's becoming a dying art in the light of ready meals etc, where there tends to be a lot of hidden sugar ( and salt for that matter ).
If anything, the Polish diet is salt rather than sugar laden.
White sugar kills, but it doesn't take much willpower to avoid it - after a while you stop liking it.
Very true. I gave up sugar in tea and coffee about 20 years ago. On the occasions where someone has accidentally added sugar, i've found drinks to be undrinkable, like drinking sryup!
though the revenue from the tax would have been useful I suppose.
With this government I have real doubts that it would have been spent where they said it would be.
For once I agree with Cameron though, I don't think a sugar tax is the answer.
Not that i drink Coke, fizzy drinks etc, but the cheaper varieties are so damn cheap anyway, that taxing them wouldn't have made that much difference to the price.
All you can do is educate people and some will take no notice anyway. Even if you take away the obesity problems caused by too much sugar intake ( and of course other foods ), you'd have to be dumb not to realise that at the very least, too much sugar is going to result in a mouthful of rotting teeth.