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Sugar tax campaigners plea for action ahead of obesity strategy

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i453 (Published 22 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i453
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Several leading UK public health campaigners have written to the prime minister to urge him to include a “sugar tax” on soft sugary drinks in the government’s long awaited childhood obesity strategy.

The letter to David Cameron, published in the Guardian,1 cited “unequivocal evidence” from other countries that a tax would reduce sales of sugar sweetened soft drinks, particularly …

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