AT FIRST sight the latest wheeze from the Plaid Cymru ‘think tank’ to put a tax on sugary drinks in an attempt to combat obesity appears unreasonable.

But how would they implement it or even define a sugar?

With a whole range of natural sugars plus an endless list of artificial sweeteners already in use in both domestic and commercially produced foods, I think that’s another idea consigned to the back burner.

There is already plenty of advice from the health service and the media about what and how much to eat and drink, so weight control really comes down to personal habits.

On a lighter note, my only regret is that with the warmer weather and the acres of flesh about to be exposed I didn’t invent sun cream.

Mr A. Greenhalgh Ross Street Newport