AMA says obesity rates show tax on sugary drinks needed

Updated April 30 2023 - 9:56am, first published 9:53am
A tax on sugary drinks would reduce consumption by an estimated 31 per cent over the next few years. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
A tax on sugary drinks would reduce consumption by an estimated 31 per cent over the next few years. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)

Data showing two in three Australians will be overweight or obese by 2030 highlights the urgent need for a tax on sugary drinks to prevent disease and save lives, the peak doctors' body says.

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