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Analysis: Should we tax food and drink to improve Europeans’ health?

The global obesity crisis has crept up on us and found us floundering around, grasping for solutions. The prevalence of the disease nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008, bringing with it a plethora of unpleasant side-effects such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The question now being increasingly asked is whether taxing sugary foods and drinks can help us tackle the epidemic.


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