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Sugary food sold in English hospital vending machines to be "taxed"

The National Health Service (NHS) of England is planning to introduce its own “sugar tax” on vending machines in its hospitals. Using taxation as a way to cut sugar consumption and tackle obesity is currently en vogue in the UK.  Prime Minister David Cameron recently said he was warming to the idea of a tax on sugary drinks whilst Food Standards Scotland last week called on the Scottish Government to draw up plans for a sugar tax.



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