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Higher Tax On Sweetened Beverages Expected To Reduce Public Health Woes In Thailand

October 1, 2019
by The Nation Thailand


The government expects its decision to levy higher taxes on sugary drinks from next month to help improve the health of Thai people.
The Department of Health said it expects the health of Thais to improve after the government move to raise tax on sugary beverages while also launching campaigns to educate people to reduce consumption of foods and beverages that are extremely sweet.

Department of Health director-general Panphimon Wipulakorn revealed that the number of Thais getting addicted to sweetened beverages was increasing continuously, forcing many sectors to find ways to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks.

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