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Letter: Tax trans fats, don't ban them

Watch out for holiday foods that pack a

Watch out for holiday foods that pack a high-calorie punch, like pecan pie, advises registered dietitian Kristy Del Coro. Credit: iStock

Government control over trans fats now ["We won't miss the trans fats," Editorial, June 21]?

Why don't they ban tobacco and liquor, two major health risks? Oh, I forgot, the government is collecting taxes on those products.

May I suggest taxing trans fats, so that at least once a year, when I make my Thanksgiving pies, the crust will be flaky?

Audrey Ruttura, Huntington