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Tag: UK sugar tax

  • Tuesday, October 29th 2019 - 12:12 UTC

    World Medical Association urges all governments to introduce sugar tax

    WMA wants a reduction in sugar consumption, compulsory labeling of sugar products and strict regulation of advertising targeted at children.

    In a new policy statement, the WMA calls on all national governments to reduce the affordability of added sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages through a tax on sugar. The tax revenue collected should then be used for health promotion programs aimed at reducing obesity and non-communicable diseases.

  • Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

    WHO backs British campaign for a 'sugar tax' on sweet drinks

    The numbers of obese or overweight children worldwide has risen by 10 million since 1990, prompting WHO to call for tight regulations.

    In a new report on rising childhood obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) has backed the British campaign for a “sugar tax” on sweet drinks. There is “strong evidence” that a sugar tax will work alongside two other measures to tackle childhood obesity: a ban on the sale of unhealthy food by schools, and a crackdown on the marketing of junk food to children, the report states.