Sugar taxes have a poor track record in tackling obesity
Matthew Lesh writes for The Spectator
Len Shackleton writes for CapX
Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
As Mark points out:
“A study published in The Lancet in 2017 prophesied that a cut in added sugar of 40 per cent could, over five years, reduce the number of obese Brits by half a million. In fact, child obesity appears to be on the rise, a staggering increase from 10 per cent to nearly 15 per cent among those aged four and five in the past year alone.”
“The sugar tax and its hypothecation has been a predictable failure, but, sadly, it is likely to be repeated.”
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