FISCAL POLICIES FOR DIET, IN PARTICULAR EFFECTIVE SUGAR- SWEETENED BEVERAGE (SSB) TAXATION.

BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION Understanding the problem: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become a global issue with high numbers of deaths registered worldwide at 41 million. Among NCDs, the top four that together account for most global deaths include cardio vascular diseases (17.9 million), cancers (9 million), respiratory diseases (3.9 million) and diabetes (1.6 million). The World […]