Tax will have no impact on obesity, say 2/3 Irish people

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, 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.

You can read the full article by following this link, and see the poll results by following this link.

Sinead Finnegan, Beverage Council of Ireland



“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

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