Almost two out of three people believe introducing a sugar tax in Ireland will make no different to obesity rates.
These findings come from a survey ran by IrishHealth.com, Ireland’s premier Independent health site. 62% people said a sugar tax would make difference, 21% said yes and 7% were unsure.
The poll comes in response to Health Minister James Reilly’s insistence that a ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks is still on the cards, despite being postponed by the government.
“We believe that education, not taxation, is the way to support consumers in adopting a balanced diet and leading healthy, active lifestyles” – Sinead Finnegan, Beverage Council of Ireland