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Doctors urge 20p tax on sugary drinks to fund low-price fruit and vege


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Doctors urge 20p tax on sugary drinks to fund low-price fruit and vegetables


 

Date: 13/07/2015


Unhealthy soft drinks should be hit with a 20p sugar tax as a “useful first step” towards the long-term goal of taxing a wide range of products that fuel obesity, doctors’ leaders are urging.

The British Medical Association (BMA) said imposing the tax could reduce the prevalence of obesity in the UK by around 180,000 people.

The money raised from the tax could be used to subsidise cheaper fruit and vegetables for poor families, the organisation suggests.

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Source: Independent

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