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Increasing Evidence Shows Sugar Taxes Ineffective

10 July 2018

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says that calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are misguided and there is increasing international evidence that shows sugar taxes are ineffective in reducing obesity.

Council spokesperson Stephen Jones says a major report released earlier in the year by the NZIER found that the evidence that sugar taxes improve health outcomes was weak.

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