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Paving the way to a sugar-sweetened beverages tax in Estonia

  title={Paving the way to a sugar-sweetened beverages tax in Estonia},
  author={K. K{\"o}hler and Marge Reinap},
One in three children in Estonia aged 6–13 is overweight or obese. Pricing policies, including the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), has been recommended by WHO as one policy measure that can lower the consumption of SSBs and reduce obesity and the burden of obesity-related diseases. 89.2% of Estonian school children drink SSBs and it is known that the average daily energy consumption of school children who consumed SSBs was higher than those who did not. The consumption of SSBs is… Expand

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