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For Sugar Tax Supporters, 2016 May Be Sweet Spot

2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers. For years, public health advocates have called for such measures as one prong of an attack against a growing obesity epidemic that has fueled rates of heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, in both the developed and developing worlds. Supporters hope the taxes will raise the cost of high-calorie products and lead to a...

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