10 Jun 2021

Pacific countries leading the way on sugary drink taxes

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 10 June 2021

When it comes to taxing sugary drinks our Pacific neighbours are leading the way.

Otago University led research on the issue found that three quarters of jurisdictions have a tax on the drinks in a bid to battle obesity and related diseases.

The research has just been published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, senior research fellow, Andrea Teng talks about what they've found out.

Bottles of soft drinks, isolated on a white background. (file photo)

Photo: 123RF

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