In a cruel and twisted turn of events, a Scottish representative for the British Medical Association, Dr. David Walker, recommends a tax on chocolate. Junkfood Science explains the details here. Apparently, the tax is being considered in an effort to fight obesity.
Um... I ain't no doctor, but I don't think chocolate kills people: people eating too much chocolate kills people. Even then, chocolate might be responsible for making you a little more rotund, but I think of cocoa connoisseurs as gourmands, not morbidly obese people who can't get out of bed. If medical associations are considering a ban on chocolate, they should also have a restriction on people who purchase 12 chickens a day to eat themselves.
This suggestion is arbitrary at best and prejudicial against chocolate. Not all cocoa is created equal. The flavanoids in dark chocolate act as anti-oxidants against free radicals in our body. When was the last time Skittles did something like that for you?
If you're going to start a battle against junkfood, Doc, you could pick something far worse than chocolate.