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Public Opinion Says Coke Should Be Legal, But Just Barely!

foxhound BN0 2012/04/27 15:01:20
After a woman died of a condition possibly aggravated by drinking up to two gallons of Coca Cola per day, we asked whether people thought Coke should be legal or not.

51% of you said it should be legal. 32% said Coke should not be legal, and 17% were undecided.

About 50% of parents say yes to the addictive sugary drink, as do the well educated.

Religious people are split on whether Coke should be legal or not, as are conservatives.

By state, the most votes in favor of criminalizing Coke are from Texas and New York.

See the original poll at
http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/coke-addict-dies-at-age...

See Lightning Report at
http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/coke-addict-dies-at-age...
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  • wtw 2012/04/28 18:50:39
    wtw
    +3
    People drink themselves to death constantly. It is horrible but people need to be free to so that. The real issue is eliminating the crime from drugs which is causing much worse problems than legalization would.

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  • JayLynx 2012/05/30 02:15:05
    JayLynx
    A doctor said that Coca-cola can cause osteoporosis, so, I'm avoiding it.
  • nana 2012/05/10 19:58:04
    nana
    +2
    it should be legal she needed to practice moderation and restraint
  • cupcakes 2012/05/10 19:30:50
    cupcakes
    +2
    its not cokes fault that your fat
  • raschell97 2012/05/10 02:23:00
    raschell97
    +2
    coke should be legal everything's OK in moderation and if coke weren't legal what would I drink on my way to the rodeo's water well let's just say water doesn't taste near as good unless I'm dehydrated
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/05/09 18:36:59
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +2
    Legal, Hell yes! If she is so dumb to drink that muck coke then that's on her.
    I'm 62 and I drink coke and it hasn't killed me yet. coke softdrink
  • Rural Charmer 2012/05/07 22:39:09
    Rural Charmer
    +2
    Of course it should be legeal. Only a handfull of morons drink 7,5 litres. Thats just plain dumb
  • Sammy 2012/05/05 23:54:37
    Sammy
    +2
    At first I thought this was about cocaine..... and coke is horrible for you bt the government shouldn't tell yo what to drink.
  • aherbert 2012/04/30 18:39:20
    aherbert
    +2
    Regulate your intake folks ... doing too much of anything is bad!
  • 001 2012/04/30 12:31:00
    001
    +2
    The results of that poll are crooked, lots of voters thought it was about the white powder, not the drink.
  • foxhoun... 001 2012/04/30 20:54:34
    foxhound BN0
    SO WHAT? WHY DOES THAT MATTER?
  • 001 foxhoun... 2012/04/30 23:11:26
    001
    +1
    It obviously means that you can't possibly draw an accurate conclusion from those poll results.
  • foxhoun... 001 2012/04/30 23:24:46
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    You can come to some conclusions about how many people read the article before voting.
  • 001 foxhoun... 2012/05/01 12:53:32
    001
    +2
    True that.
  • Mr. Wonderful 2012/04/29 04:09:07
    Mr. Wonderful
    +1
    Got to be one of the most stupid polls ever. Do we really want to have food police? What's next, some busybody ringing your doorbell and demanding to look inside your Frig and see if you have Broccoli and 1% Milk and run off with your jar of Mayonnaise?

    Nobody ever got in a car and ran over somebody because they had a coke with their burger and fries. Yet tens of thouands every year die from drunk drivers and booze is perfectly legal.
  • foxhoun... Mr. Won... 2012/04/29 10:40:00 (edited)
    foxhound BN0
    "Nobody ever got in a car and ran over somebody because they had a coke with their burger and fries."

    Are you sure about that?
    eating and driving kills
  • wtw 2012/04/28 18:50:39
    wtw
    +3
    People drink themselves to death constantly. It is horrible but people need to be free to so that. The real issue is eliminating the crime from drugs which is causing much worse problems than legalization would.
  • Flowers wtw 2012/04/30 13:29:59
    Flowers
    I agree!
  • ehrhornp 2012/04/28 17:33:05
    ehrhornp
    +2
    It should be legal but should not be in schools and other places where kids hang out.
  • Michaelene 2012/04/28 13:25:54
    Michaelene
    +1
    I don't do soda pop. I thought this was a poll about the illegal substance.
    Looking at the results it seems that there are the same amount of people who want to legalize coke as there are those who want to criminalize Coke.
    What a mixed up world!
  • foxhoun... Michaelene 2012/04/28 13:29:55
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    Seems there are a lot of people who don't read.
  • Michaelene foxhoun... 2012/04/28 13:33:10
    Michaelene
    +2
    c'mon, the link leading here didn't differentiate coke from Coke.
  • foxhoun... Michaelene 2012/04/28 14:25:51
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    no but the one in the post does.
  • Michaelene foxhoun... 2012/04/28 15:00:01
    Michaelene
    +1
    yes, it does. I'm not a proponent of criminalizing a soft drink because of gluttony.
    The poll results are strikingly similar to those regarding legalizing illicit drugs. Just saying...
  • Artist~PWCM~ 2012/04/28 13:06:20
    Artist~PWCM~
    +2
    Moderation in all things, even soft drinks...
  • foxhoun... Artist~... 2012/04/28 13:15:21
    foxhound BN0
    +4
    yes. even soft things can be trouble!
    tribbles
  • Artist~... foxhoun... 2012/04/28 13:17:01
    Artist~PWCM~
    +2
    That's so Tribblable!
  • foxhoun... Artist~... 2012/04/28 14:29:29
    foxhound BN0
    +2
    For Tribble my Sibble.
  • Michaelene foxhoun... 2012/04/28 13:20:07
    Michaelene
    +2
    I love it!
  • foxhoun... Michaelene 2012/04/28 14:29:41
    foxhound BN0
    +2
    Woot! lol Thank you!
  • katywon 2012/04/27 23:27:09
    katywon
    I know that's the joke but its a subject I can't ever think is funny.
  • foxhoun... katywon 2012/04/28 02:55:30
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    It's no joke.
  • katywon foxhoun... 2012/04/28 04:14:50
    katywon
    +1
    Thank you
  • Link 2012/04/27 22:49:32
    Link
    +2
    More legislation for the damned Gov't to impose on us and to control us with...

    I personally very rarely touch the stuff, but that's besides the point...
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/04/27 21:41:42
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +2
    I guess people will never stop trying to fix stupid.
  • SceneQueen❤Rose+Rachel❤ 2012/04/27 21:09:39
    SceneQueen❤Rose+Rachel❤
    +2
    well she was stupid enough to drink that much. we didnt force her to
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/27 17:19:57
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    One has always been able to drink Coca Cola in moderation. I can't advise criminalizing it because some fool drank it by the big bottle every single day.

    But I still wouldn't advise drinking it anymore--and I concluded that before I heard about that sad case.
  • Mr. Won... Temlako... 2012/04/29 04:18:57 (edited)
    Mr. Wonderful
    +2
    Triva fact... in the beginning over a hundred years ago when Coca Cola was only sold at the drug store and marketed as a "energy drink" it actually did contain trace amounts of Cocaine. For those that don't know, Cocaine comes from the Coca plant. Also a hundred years ago you could walk into any drug store and buy Cocaine legally, along with other stuff that is now illegal.
  • foxhoun... Mr. Won... 2012/04/29 10:40:40
    foxhound BN0
    +1
    That was before the Democrats came along and ruined it!
  • Temlako... Mr. Won... 2012/04/29 11:49:19
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +1
    Including absinthe--which Franklin Delano Roosevelt occasionally took.
  • Walaa 2012/04/27 15:40:11
    Walaa
    +1
    Well of someone drank 2 gallons of vodka per day what will happen to them?

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