Posted: 11 Oct 2016 06:46 AM PDT
WHO says a tax of 20% results in a drop in sales and consumption of sugary drinks, which are driving obesity crisis
All countries are being urged to consider introducing a sugary drinks tax by the World Health Organisation as an effective way of curbing the soaring obesity rate, especially in children.
The WHO's advice comes as more and more countries are considering fiscal measures to dissuade people from buying the large quantities of colas, lemonades and other sugary soft drinks that have been identified as a major cause of the global overweight and obesity crisis.Continue reading...
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