Mexico’s sugar tax, also introduced in 2014, led to 17 per

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moncler jacket sale The study by an international team led by researchers at the University of York looked atsales of sugary drinks in Chile between 2011 and2015. It found purchases fell by 21.6 per cent following the introduction cheap moncler jackets of the tax. moncler jacket sale

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moncler outlet sale The tax which was introduced by the Chilean government in 2014 targets non alcoholic beverages to which colourants, flavourings cheap moncler or sweeteners have been added. The levy increases existing taxes on drinks containing6.25 gramsor more of added sugar per 100ml from 13 to 18 per cent, while the moncler outlet tax on drinks containing less than this amount of sugar was cut from 13 to 10 per cent. moncler outlet sale

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cheap moncler jackets Faced with skyrocketing rates of obesity, the sugar tax moncler mens jackets is just one tool Chile’s government has employed in its war on unhealthy foods and drink. In 2016 the country also introduced explicit moncler outlet sale cigarette style health warnings on the front of packages of foods high in sugar, salt and fat. It has also limited marketing of sugary foods to children. cheap moncler jackets

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moncler jackets outlet So called sin taxes have increasingly been proposed as an effective way of curbing growing waistlines in many countries with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending that governments impose a 20 percent tax on sugary drinks. The UK whose own sugar tax came into effect in April this year is one of a growing number of countries to haveadopted the policy. moncler jackets outlet

cheap moncler coats A major study published in the Lancet earlier this yearconcluded that sin taxes could be implemented fairly, without disproportionately harming the poorest in society in most countries. Mexico’s sugar tax, also introduced in 2014, led to 17 per cent fewer purchases of sweet drinks among lower income people, while consumer purchasing changed little among the more well off. cheap moncler coats

moncler factory outlet Commenting on the PLOS study, Dr Rachel Nugent of RTI International who chaired the Lancet teamsaid that: “What we are seeing in this study is what best we can understand from a very different tax implemented in Chile.” moncler factory outlet

cheap moncler “Chile did something very different to Mexico and the UK. It’s still early days so we’re doing some learning by buy moncler jackets doing and trying to socialise people and governments about the risks of sugar, sugar sweetened beverages and unhealthy diets.” said Dr Nugent. “SSB taxes are not optimal but they’re sending a signal there’s a moncler sale outlet concern here,” she added. cheap moncler

cheap moncler jackets sale The researchers called for sugar taxes to be applied to food and well as drinks.”Policy to reduce sugar intake should not only target the sugar contained in soft drinks, but also in food,” said Prof. Suhrcke cheap moncler jackets sale.

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