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Almost 60% of Irish public support sugar sweetened drinks tax a poll for the Irish Heart Foundation has revealed

23 September 2015

Almost 60% of Irish public support sugar sweetened drinks tax a poll for the Irish Heart Foundation has revealed

Almost six out of ten members of the Irish public now support the introduction of a sugar sweetened drinks tax to help reduce childhood obesity.  Furthermore, just over three in four would support the tax if the proceeds were spent on initiatives promoting healthier diets among children.  “It is extraordinary that after all the financial pain people have suffered in the aftermath of Ireland’s economic collapse, after all the extra taxes, levies and charges that have been imposed on us, the Irish public would support any new tax whatsoever,” said Irish Heart Foundation head of advocacy, Chris Macey.  The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) were requested by the Department of Health to prepare a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of a proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks in 2012, which can be accessed at the link below.

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