Tax on sugary drinks for better health 'a strong claim' says academic

March 12, 2015 12:48 PM

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Tax on sugary drinks for better health 'a strong claim' says academic

The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) has expanded its London-based interactive web tool nationwide to allow people across the UK to view what impact a sugar duty in their area would have on health. (http://www.childrenshealthfund.org/ ).

The campaign has called for a 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks. Budget from it could save the NHS and public health budgets £300m (€424) over 20 years with the proceeds going towards child health, it claims.

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