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Is the UK sugar tax on soft drinks right for New Zealand?

Jamie Oliver pushed for a sugar tax on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB’s) in Britain and this is now working.

But would it be right for New Zealand?

Where is the evidence that such a measure could reduce our appalling obesity statistics or reduce the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes?

How do these taxes work and which sort would work here?

What effect do such taxes have on the food and beverage industry? i.e does it make them more accountable? Does it lead to drink reformulation or just more “cover up” reports sponsored by the SSB industry?

Find out if sugar taxes are right for us.

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