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Health-motivated taxes on red and processed meat: A modelling study on optimal tax levels and associated health impacts

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The consumption of red and processed meat has been associated with increased mortality from chronic diseases, and as a result, it has been classified by the World Health Organization as carcinogenic (processed meat) and probably carcinogenic (red meat) to humans. One policy response is to regulate red and processed meat consumption similar to other carcinogens and foods of public health concerns. Here we describe a market-based approach of taxing red and ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0204139

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6028-5712
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ORCID:
0000-0003-0673-2301
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Oxford Martin School
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
11
Pages:
e0204139
Publication date:
2018-11-06
Acceptance date:
2018-09-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
30399152
Source identifiers:
943718
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:943718
UUID:
uuid:18586170-1763-4437-a45e-a077feb9672a
Local pid:
pubs:943718
Deposit date:
2018-12-18

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