Forbidden coke

@enyniya (299)
February 3, 2010 8:29am CST
Coca-cola products are now forbidden for sale in schools in Bulgaria. Is it the same where you live? I find this quite upsetting because now most students have to leave the building just to buy a coke! This was accepted as a law in order to protect children from the overpowering effect of coke on children while they are at school.
5 responses
@LaurenInLA (2270)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Wow. What kind of adverse effects are Coca-Cola products having on Bulgarian children? I live in the U.S. and some of the school districts in California (where I live) stopped selling soda because of the high sugar content but I think that was more of a result of the obesity problem that our children are facing in this country.
@enyniya (299)
• Bulgaria
3 Feb 10
The only thing I can't realize is why they forbid coke but continue selling other sugary unhealthy foods and drinks.
@tanchyka (213)
• Slovenia
3 Feb 10
I think this law is good. Students and all other people should not drink coke every day, and it especially shouldn't be available to them in schools. Coke contains too much sugar and caffeine and is not healthy at all. Students should learn to drink water, or if they want something with a flavor, maybe juice wouldn't be a bad idea. If you make it possible for them to buy coke, they will, because its flavor is really good, but it's not healthy at all so I think this law is the best way to stop at least a few people from buying coke.
@enyniya (299)
• Bulgaria
3 Feb 10
Yes the thought of the law is good and it's purpose is good BUT it is ineffective here. The problem is that small students (age 7-10) go out of the school just to buy a coke.
@amirev777 (4119)
• India
10 Nov 10
hi enyniya I feel that this law is in the interest of the student-it is good for them.Any soft drink(soda),whether it is Coke or Pepsi or some other soft drink is the most acidic beverage you can buy, with a pH of about 2.5, about the same as vinegar.Acid oxidizes whatever it comes in contact with.If you put soda or vinegar on metal, it will rust it quickly-so you can imagine the devastating effect it can have inside our body. Soft drinks also contain high levels of phosphorous,which leaches out calcium from your bones.Thus increased soft drink consumption is a major factor that contributes to osteoporosis.Tooth loss, periodontal disease, and gingivitis can be problems, especially with a high phosphorus intake, particularly from soft drinks. Besides weak bones, weakened immune system and dissolving teeth,consumption of soft drinks also leads to weight gain,obesity and resulting diseases and disorders. Diet sodas are no better-Aspartame,the sweetener that is used,can cause increased levels of Methanol in our body leading to an increased risk of Cancer.
• Philippines
2 Sep 10
i think the law is okay. kids shouldnt be drinking coke yet. in our school here in the Philippines, it is also banned. it is not healthy for kids.
@puccagirl (7296)
• Israel
17 Jun 10
No, it is not the same where I live, and I am not sure the idea is completely bad (the Bulgarian one, that is), there is some sense to it I think. But I am pretty sure I would not think that or be as understanding if I was a Bulgarian kid, so I see why they are annoyed!