Supporters said the tax would help reduce rising obesity rates. Dr. David Walker, a general practitioner, told a medical conference the tax revenue could be used to pay for treatment of obesity-related health conditions or new exercise facilities, The Herald newspaper reported Friday.
Delegates at the Scottish Local Medical Committee Conference rejected the plan 34-32.
Laurence Buckman, chairman of the General Practitioners' Committee, said the key to reducing obesity is teaching people how to eat healthy, not instituting punitive measures.
Celebrity Breakups and divorces of 2014 [PHOTOS]