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Public Health researchers call for fizzy tax

John Kerr posted in on February 14th, 2014.

Researchers calling for a tax on fizzy drinks say the intervention will save improve health, save lives and increase revenue for other health initiatives. An article published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal analysed the impact of a 20% tax on carbonated beverages. The authors calculated that such a tax would save 67 lives […]

Sugar, obesity and fizzy drinks – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 13th, 2014.

Is sugar a “toxin? Should we tax fizzy drinks? Are the dangers of sugar exaggerated? Sugar, obesity, the role of sugar-sweetened soft drinks — and what should be done about it — are in the spotlight ahead of an international symposium at the University Auckland next week. The Science Media Centre has rounded up the following […]

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