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World Health Organisation urges all countries to tax sugary drinks

WHO says a tax of 20% results in a drop in sales and consumption of sugary drinks which are driving obesity crisis All countries are being urged to consider introducing a sugary drinks tax by the World Health Organisation as an effective way of curbing the soaring obesity rate, especially in children. The WHO’s advice comes as more and more countries are considering using fiscal measures to dissuade people from buying the large quantities of colas, lemonades and other sugary soft drinks that have been identified as a major cause of the global overweight and obesity crisis.
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