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  • pwansly pwansly Mar 20, 2013 3:30 PM Flag

    Health Matters - 180,000 deaths

    I guess the more you allegedly kill, the higher the market cap?
    seems like soda will be the cigarette of the 21st century, most negative health impacts are known, its a matter now of the industry vs. the public, in the end we know who wins.
    Don't ban it, tax it like a cancerginic product that it is.

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    • If you are anti KO. Don't purchase KO, drink it, serve it to anyone who beleives as you do. Spammers, anti American Product, person such as yourself are in need of some very serious, mental help. Please post your junk else where.

    • People kill THEMSELVES because they CONTROL their own habits. Just because Coke sells pop means you have to go and drink tons of it everyday to hurt yourself?

    • dbbyoung Mar 20, 2013 3:40 PM Flag

      Please make a point.

      Are you saying that you expect people to wake up and stop drinking code cause its bad for them therefore this stock is gonna tank?

      Are you saying that coke is somehow trying to hide the fact that sugar kills and will be liable?

      Are they controlling the amount of sugar in their product to maintain an addiction?

      Just not seeing what your point was....

      • 1 Reply to dbbyoung
      • My point is that demand for products with adverse health effects declines over time. The companies selling these toxic products typically seek growth in "developing" countries where people either have less information or are less health conscious.
        As an example I use an analogy with the Tabacco industry, which suprisingly considering the impact of cigarettes on health, there are still 1B smokers worldwide, but in the US "Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half from 1965 to 2006 falling from 42% to 20.8% of adults"
        My hypothesis would say Soda product demand will decline in developed countries over time, leading to a declining cash flow for Coke with the stock following the trend.
        Truly with close to $50B in sales and a $175B market cap how much room for growth is there. Yes, I do understand they plan on selling more cases ad infinitum, primarly counting on developing countries growth of middle class.
        All my humble opinion

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