Sugar tax sup­port

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The New Zealand Den­tal As­so­ci­a­tion is re­new­ing calls for a sug­ary drink tax. In the US, a tax led to a 50 per cent fall in sug­ary drink con­sump­tion in the Cal­i­for­nian city of Berke­ley.Cut­ting con­sump­tion re­duced harm, spokesman Dr Rob Bea­gle­hole said. “As den­tists we see first-hand the dam­age caused to teeth from over-con­sump­tion of sug­ary drinks.”

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