MinervaBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.60 (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:60
The consumption of junk food arguably places a greater burden on healthcare systems than healthy food. A spokesman for the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (Canada) says that Canadians should be ready to pay additional taxes on these items, as they already do on tobacco and alcohol, “to pay for the increased financial toll.” The association wants such “sin taxes” to apply at both restaurants and grocery shops (Canadian Medical Association Journal 2003;168: 1697).
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