A tax-and-ban strategy won’t help tackle obesity – as Britain shows

The Spectator Australia
Thursday, August 12, 2021
From sin taxes to advertising bans, British public health policy has become a manual for how to fail at making a nation healthier – and consign civil liberties to the garbage truck in the process. The first of these disastrous policies was the soft drinks sugar levy, introduced in 2018 by then- prime minister Theresa May in an effort to put the brakes on the UK’s spiralling obesity rates. It sought to reduce Brits’ sugar intake via soft drinks. It comprehensively failed.
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