Friday, February 26, 2016

South Africa Will Start Taxing Soda


South Africa will join many other countries like Mexico and introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Mail & Guardian: Gordhan Announces Sugar Tax

I think most countries will introduce similar taxes soon. It’s the most obvious way to immediately bring down sugar consumption and start turning the global obesity epidemic around.

It’s also a very clear signal that sugar-sweetened soda is similar to other unhealthy taxed substances, like tobacco.


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