War on sugar: What other countries are doing

How countries in Europe are tackling the sugar problem

Norway's sugar tax is payable on both imported and domestically produced sugar.
Norway's sugar tax is payable on both imported and domestically produced sugar.PHOTO: REUTERS

• What: A soda tax on sugary drinks, which include those made with artificial sweeteners, was introduced with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles in children and to avoid risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

• When: 2012. Last July, the rate was revised.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'Other parts of Europe'. Print Edition | Subscribe