Taxing sugary drinks packs a punch on sales – Expert Reaction

More than 45 countries have taxed sugary drinks but New Zealand has not. Researchers analysed dozens of studies on sugary drink taxes across 12 countries and five US states, showing that taxes are linked with price hikes and fewer sales of these drinks, without affecting beverage manufacturing jobs. However, more study is needed to understand the effects of these taxes on people’s diet and health.

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