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Claims that a sugar tax works wither under scrutiny

South Africa instituted a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in April 2018. A recent study in Philadelphia claims that such a tax reduces the likelihood of daily soft drink consumption by 40%. If the effect is that great, I’m going to have to eat my words. So let’s have a look at that study....

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Published By: dailymaverick - Tuesday, 17 April, 2018