Even though over 140,000 people signed the petition organised by Chef Jamie Oliver for a sugar tax, the government decide to reject it.
Sugar related tooth decay is the number one admittance to hospital of children in the UK. The introduction of the sugar was just 7p per regular sized can of soft drink with added sugar. This tax would generate approximately San Borja £1 billion per year to treat health problems (eg diabetes, obesity and tooth decay) caused by sugar.
The government’s response centred on obesity and omitted the other issues such as diabetes and dental health.
The British Dental Health Foundation are still on the case for campaigning for the sugar tax, so the fight’s not over yet……..
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