Should the Government implement a sugar tax?

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Publish Date
Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 5:54PM
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Should the Government implement a sugar tax?

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 5:54PM

While tax cuts were often referred to as a "sugar hit" during the campaign trail, the likelihood of a "sugar tax" seems unlikely post-election.

Both Judith Collins and Jacinda Ardern ruled out support for a tax on sugary drinks during the final leaders debate before the election.

Obesity ended up being a talking point during the campaign, after comments made by Judith Collins, while funding dentistry was also hotly debated.

Some of these issues could be solved by a sugar tax, but how would it work?

To talk about this on the Health Hub this week, The Weekend Collective were joined by certified Health Coach Kent Johns. 

See more at www.kentjohnshealth.co.nz

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