Another fat tax fail


Published: 4Feb2015

''Mexico is trying to do the impossible. It’s attempting to reduce its enormous obesity problem with a modest 10% flavoured drink tax it imposed on January 1, 2014.''  

''Mexico is arguably the world’s fattest country, with obesity and diabetes levels having gone through the roof. Mexicans also consume lots of soft drinks: 163 liters per capita each year compared to 70 liters per capita in Canada.''

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Chris Lannon - Desautels Faculty of Management

Managing Director, McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics

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(514) 398-3326

Source: Another fat tax fail

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