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#Sugar Tax

From TheJournal.ie Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

From TheJournal.ie Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone Exchequer Boost

Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone

The new tax kicked in on 1 May.

From TheJournal.ie Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax Sweetening The Deal

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax

The sugar tax comes into effect today.

From TheJournal.ie Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction? Column

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?

I’m a parent and I’m not immune to the never-ending debate with kids on what we eat and drink, writes Sarah O’Brien.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain? The Sugarcubes This post contains videos

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?

We tried to find the average sugar content in some popular food items.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week Tax

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor Alcohol

Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor

While consumption might dtop – the net effect on obesity is negligible.

From TheJournal.ie Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May Delay

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May

The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.

From TheJournal.ie We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in Fizz

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in

The tax will be commenced on 6 April.

From TheJournal.ie The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough? Column

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?

The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.

From TheJournal.ie Drinks companies are already getting ready for the sugar tax Oh Sugar Sugar

Drinks companies are already getting ready for the sugar tax

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be a tax of 30c per litre on sweetened drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

From TheJournal.ie Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax Cut The Fizz

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

From TheJournal.ie The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018 Budget 2018

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018

Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced?

Leo Varadkar told reporters that he has always been a “long-term supporter” of the tax.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

From TheJournal.ie Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70% Sugar Tax

Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70%

A sugar tax is expected to be brought in next year.

From TheJournal.ie Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax Not So Sweet

Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax

Minister Noonan said that while the tax yield will be lower as a result, the overall impact is still positive.

From TheJournal.ie Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year The Shocking Tooth

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media?

Britain has recently announced a ban to come into force next year.

From TheJournal.ie Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US Sugar Tax

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US

At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.

From TheJournal.ie It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years) Budget 2017

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)

The tax was mentioned in this afternoon’s budget.

From TheJournal.ie Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week World Obesity Day

Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week

Revenue Commissioners estimate that 411.3 million litres of SSDs were sold in Ireland in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax Obesity

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity Opinion

Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity

If you walk into any shop in Ireland, there are so many problems with how the food is displayed and marketed, writes Alan Mullen.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?

The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.

From TheJournal.ie How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem Sugar Tax

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem

Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax Obesity

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland may wait for the UK's fizzy drinks tax before bringing in its own Fizzy Orange

Ireland may wait for the UK's fizzy drinks tax before bringing in its own

We may not have to pay until 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way Oh Sugar Sugar

Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way

A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.

From TheJournal.ie Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks Fighting Obesity This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar Opinion This post contains a poll

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar

The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.

From TheJournal.ie Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks Oh Sugar Sugar

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks

A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.

From TheJournal.ie Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks Sugar Tax

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising Obesity

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.

From TheJournal.ie Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists Sugary Drinks

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax?

The ‘sin tax’ came into force in France earlier this year. Should we follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie France approves new tax on fizzy drinks Sugar Tax

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks

The levy of around 1c per can is expected to bring in €120million for the French exchequer.

From TheJournal.ie Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists Dentists

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

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