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Sugary drinks tax in the media

Doctors are calling for a 20 percent tax on sugary drinks to help prevent obesity in the UK - an issue which has already gained extensive coverage in the media. Below are some of the highlights we've collected to showcase perceptions of the proposed levy.

As of the 2016 Budget, the Chancellor has announced the introduction of the levy.

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NHS chief: children shouldn't have fizzy drinks at all
Daily Mail, 18 July 2015

Patients enticed to buy junk food at hospitals, investigation reveals
Mirror, 18 July 2015

Supermarkets should raise price of junk food and sugary drinks to fund new 'living wage', says NHS chief
Independent, 17 July 2015

Getting the recipe right
BMA News, 14 July 2015

Doctors demand sugary drinks levy to reduce obesity by 180,000
Sky news, 13 July 2015

Doctors support 20p tax on sugary drinks to fund low-cost fruit and veg
The Independent, 13 July 2015

Doctors call for 20p tax on sugary drinks
ITV News, 13 July 2015

Tax sugary drinks by 20%, the British Medical Association says
BBC Health, 13 July 2015

Doctors fight UK obesity epidemic, demand 20% tax on sugary drinks
The Guardian, 13 July 2015

British Medical Association to demand a 20 percent tax on sugary drinks to fight obesity
The Daily Mail, 13 July 2015

Doctors call for 20% tax on fizzy drinks
The Telegraph, 13 July 2015

Families told to reduce sugar intake by half
The Daily Mail, Friday 17 June 2015

Scientific experts say that sugar intake 'should be halved'
BBC News, Friday 17 June 2015