Comedian Dupuy’s article on snack taxes reads more like a punch line than a viable health initiative.

Studies show that junk-food taxes are arbitrary, regressive and ineffective. Even Yale professor Kelly Brownell, the man who coined the term “Twinkie tax,” admitted there was no evidence to show that such a tax would affect the American diet.

Weight gain is a symptom of total lifestyle, not just diet. Rather than worry about eating less, Americans should really think about moving more.