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#Sugary Drinks

# sugary-drinks - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Poll: Would graphic photos on cans stop you from buying sugary drinks? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# sugary-drinks - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Poll: Should sugary drinks be taxed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sugary drinks be taxed?

Researchers say a 20% tax could have a significant impact on the scale of Ireland’s obesity epidemic.

# sugary-drinks - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

"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

# sugary-drinks - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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.

# sugary-drinks - Sunday 23 October, 2011

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.

# sugary-drinks - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

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-drinks - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

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.