Sugar tax will keep Balts’ waistlines thinner and hearts more robust?

  • 2017-05-17
  • Karin Kuum
Estonia's new Government has been boldly taking steps to curb the compatriots’ unhealthy habits.  First, it raised the excise on alcohol and, now, sugar tax is paving its way.  The latter, when adopted, is expected to work for Estonians’ health benefits: decrease the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The opponents argue, however, that the taxing does not reduce unhealthy behavior, but is only a means to the fill budget gaps as sugar-craving people will set out on “sugar” journeys over the border. Alcohol excise rai...
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