Thursday, 5 April 2018

'Sin taxes' can help to curb chronic disease

'Sin taxes' can help to curb chronic disease So-called 'sin taxes' on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco, could be a powerful tool for combating rising rates of chronic disease worldwide, researchers claim.

A global study found taxes on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the lifestyle behaviour of vulnerable poorer consumers.

At the same time, most of the tax revenues would come from higher income households. The Daily Mail

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