Diabetes Association Urges Federal Parties to Add Tax on Sugary Drinks In Canada

by Shirley Johanna on  September 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM Diabetes News
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Tax has been proposed on all-sugar sweetened beverages by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) as a way to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes Association Urges Federal Parties to Add Tax on Sugary Drinks In Canada
Diabetes Association Urges Federal Parties to Add Tax on Sugary Drinks In Canada

The association called on all the federal parties to support the proposal of tax on sugary drinks, pointing out the countries, like France and Mexico, who have already introduced a similar tax to discourage soft drinks' consumption.

The association also called for two other initiatives, which include a national pharmacare program to help patients pay for their medications and expanding the disability tax credit to people with Type 1 diabetes.

According to the association, an estimated 10 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes, which cost them 14 billion dollars in health care and economic costs.

Source: ANI

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