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Australian Medical Association Pushes Sugar Tax, Comparing to Tobacco


January 8, 2018
by Melissa Davey, The Guardian

Peak health bodies and public health experts have supported calls from the Australian Medical Association to introduce a sugar tax, despite fierce opposition from food and drink industry representatives and politicians.

The president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Michael Gannon, said on Monday that tackling the impact of sugar on health was a struggle comparable to taking on big tobacco.

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