Wine on a Hong Kong supermarket shelf. Health leaders advocate raising taxes on the sale of alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption and fund health care for poor people with lifestyle diseases. Photo: May Tse Wine on a Hong Kong supermarket shelf. Health leaders advocate raising taxes on the sale of alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption and fund health care for poor people with lifestyle diseases. Photo: May Tse
Wine on a Hong Kong supermarket shelf. Health leaders advocate raising taxes on the sale of alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption and fund health care for poor people with lifestyle diseases. Photo: May Tse
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Tax tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks to help poor beat lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and strokes, global health leaders urge

Raft of studies, and editorial, in leading medical journal make the case for higher taxes to curb consumption of harmful products and fund treatment of diseases they cause among world’s poor

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Wine on a Hong Kong supermarket shelf. Health leaders advocate raising taxes on the sale of alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption and fund health care for poor people with lifestyle diseases. Photo: May Tse Wine on a Hong Kong supermarket shelf. Health leaders advocate raising taxes on the sale of alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption and fund health care for poor people with lifestyle diseases. Photo: May Tse
Wine on a Hong Kong supermarket shelf. Health leaders advocate raising taxes on the sale of alcoholic drinks to reduce consumption and fund health care for poor people with lifestyle diseases. Photo: May Tse
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