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Can a sugar tax stop obesity?

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This month, the UK announced a plan to end childhood obesity

The plan includes a soft drinks tax

CNN —  

What would you do to avoid paying more taxes? Legally, that is.

That question is facing soft drink manufacturers the world over – most recently in the UK – and will eventually become a subject for many food producers and providers as governments realize the potential to use taxes to regulate what companies put in their products.

Today, nations’ introduction of taxes and levies are forcing companies producing sugar-sweetened beverages and soft drinks to reconsider their formulas or the quantity of their servings, all with a focus on one particular poison: sugar.