According to a senior researcher at Priceless-SA, the latest study has found a 51% reduction in sugar, a 52% decrease in calories and a 29% reduction in the volume of beverages purchased per person per day after the implementation, in 2018, of SA’s “sugar tax”. The e-study was recently published in Lancet Planetary Health.

The study highlighted that the announcement and imple mentation of the tax coincided with large reductions in purchases in terms of volumes and sugarquantities from taxable beverages, with non-significant changes for non-taxable beverages.

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