Tax on fizzy drinks 'DOES help tackle obesity': But taxing ingredients like sugar 'would have an even bigger impact'

A tax on sugar-laden fizzy drinks does help reduce obesity levels, a new study has revealed.
But the measure is most effective when the tax depends on the number of calories or amount of sugar per litre, scientists discovered.
While a few countries are already trailing a tax on sugary drinks, taxing the dose would encourage drinks companies to offer low-calorie alternatives, the American Cancer Society said.
The study comes as the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) today advised the British Government that recommended sugar levels are slashed in half, from 14 teaspoons a day... read more

 
17 July 2015 in Health, Views: 35
Source: Daily Mail
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