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The potential impact on obesity of a 10% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Ireland, an effect assessment modelling study.

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BACKGROUND: Some governments have recently shown a willingness to introduce taxes on unhealthy foods and drinks. In 2011, the Irish Minister for Health proposed a 10% tax on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a measure to combat childhood obesity. Whilst this proposed tax received considerable support, the Irish Department of Finance requested a Health Impact Assessment of this measure. As part of this assessment we set out to model the impact on obesity. METHODS: We used price elasticity es...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2458-13-860

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
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Scarborough, P
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
860
Chapter number:
ARTN 860
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
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uuid:d3b6f3bd-abdf-47fb-a3f4-34b7c2d16ab7
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436306
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pubs:436306

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