The effects of a soft drink tax in the UK.

  title={The effects of a soft drink tax in the UK.},
  author={Richard Tiffin and Ariane Kehlbacher and Matthew J. Salois},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={24 5},
The majority of the UK population is either overweight or obese. Health economists, nutritionists and doctors are calling for the UK to follow the example of other European countries and introduce a tax on soft drinks as a result of the perception that high intakes contribute to diet-related disease. We use a demand model estimated with household-level data on beverage purchases in the UK to investigate the effects of a tax on soft drink consumption. The model is a Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand… CONTINUE READING
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