WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks

WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks

WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks

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Tax policies that lead to a 20% increase in retail prices of sugary drinks would result in drop in consumption (The Associated Press Posted: Oct 11, 2016 9:35 AM ET)

The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like sodas, sport drinks and even 100-per cent fruit juices as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

The World Health Organization, in a statement timed for World Obesity Day, said that the prevalence of obesity worldwide more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, when nearly 40 per cent of people globally were overweight.

READ MORE AT: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/sugary-drink-tax-1.3799648
Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases Report: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250131/1/9789241511247-eng.pdf?ua=1

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