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SOUND OFF: Should city spend money to reduce SA's soda habit?

City of San Antonio considers marketing campaign to reduce soda consumption

While Charles Barkley is making San Antonio the butt of the nation's fat jokes, city leaders are taking the obesity problem seriously.

Metro Health officials are introducing a new "Soda? No Thank You" campaign, aimed at reducing the number of sodas San Antonians drink every day. They're asking the City of San Antonio for money to support the campaign's marketing and help get the word out.

Health officials say the obesity rate has dropped over the past few years, and that's due in part to the fact that more people in San Antonio are cutting out some of the sodas they consume.

However, other lifestyle choices could also be contributing to lower obesity rates in the Alamo City. Critics say that if residents are already drinking less soda, it's not worth the money for a marketing campaign.

Do you think the city should spend money to encourage San Antonians to drink less soda?

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