The World Health Organisation has called on nations to tax sweetened soft drinks in an effort to curb the rising obesity rate. Photo: SCMP Pictures

‘Sugar tax’ a good idea if not for political minefield

Hong Kong’s plan for a voluntary scheme is a step forward, as long as the targets that have been set are met

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The World Health Organisation has called on nations to tax sweetened soft drinks in an effort to curb the rising obesity rate. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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