UK government rules out a “sugar tax”BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4216 (Published 23 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4216
- Matthew Limb
- 1London, UK
The Department of Health has ruled out introducing a “sugar tax” despite calls to do so by a campaign group trying to curb childhood obesity in the UK.
Action on Sugar said measures were needed to “change the food environment” as one in five 10-11 year olds was now obese and one in three was overweight.
Its seven point plan, submitted to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, recommended reducing added sugars in food by 40% …