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Dental Association: We need to treat sugar the same as tobacco

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Jun 2022, 8:53am
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Dental Association: We need to treat sugar the same as tobacco

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Jun 2022, 8:53am

Calls for a sugary drink tax in New Zealand.

New research has found sugary drink taxes decrease sales by 15 per cent - without causing job losses or hindering manufacturing.

Dental Association spokesperson Rob Beaglehole told Mike Hosking we need to treat sugar the same way we treat tobacco.

He says Coke and other soft drink companies target kids, teenagers and low income adults, just like tobacco.

Forty five countries have imposed a sugar drink tax, New Zealand is currently not one of them.

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