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Swiss public against sugar tax

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Sept. 20, 2018

The people are solidly against the introduction of a sugar tax.

Pixabay Swiss public against sugar tax

That’s the finding of a survey by the Swiss Association of Soft Drinks. The study was carried out by GfS Bern.

The association says the latest survey backs the findings which have been the same for the last five years.

71% say such a tax would be ineffective.

The drinks industry says the sugar from soft drinks account for less than 10% of the average person’s daily sugar intake.

But while the people don’t want laws – they do want more information. 74% say they approve of a labelling system which clearly lays out the amount of sugar in a product.

Sugar taxes have been introduced in the UK, France, Norway and Belgium – as well as several jurisdictions in the US. 

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