Will paying more for alcohol and fizzy drinks make us healthier?

Will paying more for alcohol and fizzy drinks make us healthier?
 

An anti-obesity drive is about to see a tax introduced on sugary drinks across the UK, while Scotland is set to impose a minimum price on alcohol to target problem drinking.
But does making unhealthy products more expensive persuade people to make "better" choices? And what are the trade-offs associated with doing so?
Everybody will pay more The price increases being introduced could lead to significant health improvements, but they will be felt by everybody, not just those with the unhealthiest lifestyles.
From 6 April, the UK's tax on sugary drinks will see shoppers asked to pay... read more

 
5 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 60
Source: BBC
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