Government Set to Introduce New Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The government is set to introduce a new tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to combat health concerns associated with excessive sugar consumption.

The World Health Organization (WHO) endorses SSB taxation as an effective means of preventing diseases, with over 85 countries implementing similar taxes.

After over a year since the initial proposal, the tax aims to discourage the importation and consumption of high-sugar drinks.

Chief of Staff Lionel Max Hurst emphasizes the goal of encouraging parents to opt for healthier beverage choices for their children, highlighting the alarming sugar content in sodas and sweetened drinks.

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