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Time to bring sugar into the 'sin tax' net

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Nobody disagrees that we should tax harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol to discourage their consumption. But there is one substance - which can also be addictive - that seems to have got away lightly when it comes to taxation, and that is sugar.

NOBODY disagrees that we should tax harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol to discourage their consumption. But there is one substance - which can also be addictive - that seems to have got away lightly when it comes to taxation, and that is sugar.

Sugar is already present in a

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