Press Release

Consumer Group Cautions Against Nanny-State Policies Discussed at Obesity Society’s Conference

Washington – Today, as doctors descend upon Washington, DC for the Obesity Society’s annual meeting to discuss government strategies to solve obesity, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is reminding Americans that weight is an issue of personal responsibility and that it should be treated as such by the government and the public health community.

J. Justin Wilson, at the Center for Consumer Freedom, made the following statement with regard to today’s conference:

The public health community seems dead-set on ever more regulation of our lives. The push for taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages is just the latest example of the disdainful belief that when it comes to matters of personal choices, the regulators know best.

Government taxation should not be a tool for social engineering. Nor should it be used to penalize individuals for their personal food choices.

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. For more information, visit


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