What is it about?
In this study, we quantified global relationships between sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake and prices and examine the potential effectiveness of tax policy. SSB intake data by country, age, and sex were combined with gross domestic product (GDP) and price data to estimate intake responsiveness to income and prices. Our study included 164 countries and representative data for the full adult population in each country.
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Why is it important?
Because expert organizations are advocating and governments are considering SSB taxation across the globe, examining SSB demand in a global context can provide a better understanding of potential tax-policy effectiveness across the complete spectrum of countries, from most to least developed.
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This page is a summary of: Global patterns in price elasticities of sugar-sweetened beverage intake and potential effectiveness of tax policy: a cross-sectional study of 164 countries by sex, age and global-income decile, BMJ Open, August 2019, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026390.
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Tax Policy and Global Soda Intake with Dr. Andrew Muhammad
Dr. Andrew Muhammad is a professor and Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy, at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. He examined soda intake and taxation in a global context, providing a better understanding of tax-policy effectiveness across the complete spectrum of countries in his talk "The Effects of Tax Policy on Global Soda Intake".
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