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Sugar Tax Is Not Nanny State, It’s Sound Public Policy

Since Mexico introduced a 10 percent “tax” on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, global political momentum for this form of fiscal policy has been building. Societal interest and support have also grown. Taking a lesson from similar efforts to reduce tobacco use, the “tax” sees price as a tool to make an unhealthy choice less attractive while revenue raised can be earmarked to offset the existing burdens of associated disease.
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