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The success of the soft drinks sugar tax?


Despite sugar content remaining high and varying considerably in many soft drinks, data obtained from Action on Sugar suggests that the soft drinks levy has generally seen success. Katharine Jenner explains.

Data from product packaging of carbonated sugar-sweetened soft drinks taken before (May 2014) and after (April 2018) the implementation of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland showed large variations in sugar content, suggesting the tax has been effective.

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The success of the soft drinks sugar tax




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