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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Fizzy Drinks

This year
Poll: Do you like Lilt?
Coca-cola said the Lilt name is being shelved, but the drink will taste the same post-rebrand.
All time
Quiz: Can you name these fizzy drinks?
Care for a Coke?
Poll: Would graphic photos on cans stop you from buying sugary drinks?
The study found that people were less likely to buy the fizzy drinks when images were on the cans.
Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners
The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.
Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax
There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.
Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year
Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year.
Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.
The Definitive Hierarchy of Irish Fizzy Drinks
Don’t argue with us.
Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks
There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.
Sorry Leo, fizzy drinks won't be taxed
The Health Minister had asked for a 20% tax on the drinks to help tackle obesity.
San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels
It has also banned advertising sugary drinks on city property, like billboards.
Bad news -- people who drink diet soda put on way more belly fat than those who don't
Soz, Diet Coke fans.
Burglar caught from DNA on a fizzy drink can he left at kitchen sink
Traces of his DNA were found on the rim of the can.
Watch Irish people taste weird American fizzy drinks
And this isn’t Coke we’re talking here.
New York City goes to court to ban the sale of giant fizzy drinks
The regulation has been staunchly opposed by restaurants, cinemas and fizzy drinks makers.
Diet Coke addict suffers hallucinations after drinking up to 50 cans a day
She claims to have spent as much as £150,000 on the fizzy drink over 30 years. SCREAM.
Aaron McKenna: Ban the school tuck shop and watch childhood obesity plummet
The Department of Education has stopped short of taking a concrete step that would reduce the amount of junk food eaten by children in schools: banning junk food vending machines from schools.
The 11 characteristics of being hungover at work
You’ve made a terrible mistake.
Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive?
Although we are quick to lay the blame on fizzy pop and chocolate, studies show that they might not have anything to do with hyperactivity.
Column: If you want to eat fatty foods go ahead – but you should pay for the consequences
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had his proposal to outlaw big sugary drinks shot down – but the incident has nevertheless raised questions about where personal freedom ends and government obligation begins, writes Aaron McKenna.
Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising
The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.
Cola Wars: Coke versus Pepsi
This one is a win for Pepsi.
New York City's ban on large fizzy drinks to take effect in six months
The ban had been expected and has been welcomed by the city’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
New York City set to ban large fizzy drinks
NYC’s major Michael Bloomberg says he wants to ban the drinks from restaurants, cinemas and street stalls.
Dentists call for public health warnings on soft drinks
Ireland has one of the highest per capita soft drinks consumption in the western world – we drink an average of at least one 330ml can of fizzy drink a day.
Health Minister 'deplores' misleading food packaging
The comments came as Minister James Reilly once again suggested a ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks and other processed sugary foods.
Sugary soft drinks linked to hypertension
Experts have warned that sugary drinks have been linked to hypertension – which causes hardening of the arteries, kidney damage and heart disease.