Raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight obesity. Diabetes : WHO
Geneva : The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday Governments should raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight what it says are global obesity and diabetes epidemics.
If retail prices of sugar sweetened drinks are increased by 20% through taxation. There is a proportional drop in consumption . it said in a report titled ‘Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of non communicable Diseases’ . Obesity more than doubled worldwide between 1960 and 2014 . with 11% of men and 15% of women classified obese …. More than 500 million people. The WHO said……………….
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