Chris Snowdon is quoted in the Daily Express
The findings, from a series of articles published in The Lancet medical journal, were reported shortly before a controversial sugar tax on soft drinks comes into force in the UK on Friday.
However the findings were strongly challenged by Christopher Snowdon from the Institute of Economic Affairs. He said: “The claim that poor people disproportionately benefit from these taxes is absurd.
“Sugar taxes have not reduced obesity rates anywhere in the world and smoking is much more prevalent among the poor than among the rich, despite decades of high taxes on tobacco. There is precious little evidence that poor people benefit from being taxed. On the contrary, sin taxes drive them further into poverty.”
Read the full article here.
Further IEA Reading: Sugar taxes: A briefing