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Success is sweet, but it's still too early for a policy smugfest | Torsten Bell

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A reduction in soft drinks is welcome. Now for a cut in overall sugar intake This week, we bring you good news on the policy-can-make-a-difference front. It's been nearly two years since the soft drinks levy was introduced, a tax on drinks with high sugar levels and two years since the panic stockpiling of original recipe Irn-Bru. Opponents argued that the tax would simply mean higher prices for poorer consumers and not much change in behaviour. But a recent evaluation came to much more positive conclusions about the big changes it has brought to the soft drinks market.
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