Chrisopher Snowdon writes for the Daily Telegraph
Chris, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, notes that Johnson’s suggestion such taxes “clobber those who can least afford it” are correct, sin taxes are highly regressive and sugar taxes specifically have never been shown to reduce obesity rates anywhere in the world.
Chris also notes “tax receipts from alcohol, tobacco, gambling and sugary drinks rake in £24 billion a year. This is a colossal sum of money that far exceeds the associated costs to the NHS and is difficult to justify in a free society.”
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