http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-1...-death/4515008A New Zealand coroner has ruled that a 30-year-old woman died after drinking too much Coca-Cola.
Natasha Harris, 30, died from a heart attack three years ago.
Her family says in the months before her death, the mother of eight had consumed huge quantities of the soft drink - up to 10 litres a day.
This story has triggered me to post what I have been thinking for a long time now. When you have things which are addictive, like soft drinks, cigarettes, alcohol and gambling, and someone begins consuming it to the point of harming themselves, do you think it is their own fault for lacking self control, or do you think the corporation is responsible for knowingly selling something so addictive?
Let's take gambling for example. Some people call them "evil organisations", watching idly as people lose their life savings, home and racking up credit card debts. However, on the other side, the argument is that these people know the risks before going into the casino, they choose to gamble, and they should live with the consequences.
What do you think?