Saturday, October 22, 2016

Portugal Introduces Soda Tax in 2017


Sugar is now clearly public health enemy #1. Here’s further proof, in the form of yet another country planning to implement a new soda tax:

The Guardian: Portugal to Levy Sugar Tax on Soft Drinks in 2017

Clearly more and more countries believe that soda taxes are an effective strategy to lower obesity and type 2 diabetes rates. Early results from countries like Mexico show that soda taxes result in a significant reduction of soda consumption.


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