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# Sugary Drinks

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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.
Poll: Should sugary drinks be taxed?
Researchers say a 20% tax could have a significant impact on the scale of Ireland’s obesity epidemic.
"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines
Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity
Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists
While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.
French parliament votes to levy tax on soft drinks
The tax on sugar and artificial sweeteners will add around 2c to the price of a can. The levy will be used to combat obesity.
Energy drinks make kids 'fat, not fit' - study
A study published in an American journal finds that many parents are buying kids high-sugar drinks believing them healthy.
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.