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Sugar, Tobacco, and Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Group. (2018) Sugar, tobacco, and alcohol taxes to achieve the SDGs. Elsevier. The Lancet, 391 (10138) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31219-4

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More than a decade after the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, there is compelling evidence that raising tobacco prices substantially through taxation is the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use and save lives.1 Similarly, alcohol taxation is a cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption and harm.2 With growing evidence, sugar taxes are another fiscal tool to promote health and nutrition.3 Mexico's sugar tax reduced sugar-sweetened beverage sales by 5% in the first year, with an almost 10% further reduction in the second year.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:2018
Publisher:Elsevier
Corporate Creators:Sugar, Tobacco, and Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Group
Volume:391
Number:10138
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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