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By Sapa | 2014-08-20 09:50:27.0 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

A suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may reduce obesity in 220,000 adults in South Africa, research by the University of Witwatersrand has found.

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MommaC

Sex can lead to pregnancy which can be a health risk .... you gonna flippin tax that too ?!?!?

2014-08-20 09:57:29.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

ABSURD. Besides, we are taxed to death already! Not much left to take.

2014-08-20 10:00:35.0 | 0 replies

Maduvula

Zuma will still waste those taxes........

2014-08-20 10:03:59.0 | 0 replies

SWEETY

mnxmm....That is nonsense WITS, that wont stop people from drinking it

2014-08-20 10:08:57.0 | 0 replies

DISAPPEARINGACT

Yeah right. Like increasing tax on alcohol and cigarettes has ever reduced a number of drinkers and smokers. These studies and surveys are gonna swallow us and leave us with nothing but a big of confusions.

2014-08-20 10:13:39.0 | 0 replies

Home_wrecker

I wonder where you plagiarized that info.

2014-08-20 10:41:56.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

will i also be taxed for spoiling you love?

2014-08-20 10:47:19.0 | 0 replies

maneater

next they gonna tax our babies for crying!!

2014-08-20 11:09:42.0 | 0 replies

Zimbali

They must tax , Fat Cakes , kotas and all the other junk that people eat. If u tax beverages only kasi people will just buy Drink o pop which is tax free.

2014-08-20 11:32:50.0 | 0 replies

Bmaestro

our taxi is high enough already and killing us,what more do u want from us you fat cats

2014-08-20 11:57:59.0 | 0 replies

nevermind1

"By instituting a 20 percent tax... it is predicted to reduce energy intake by about 36 kilojoules per day, resulting in a 3.8 percent reduction in obesity in men and a 2.4 percent reduction in obesity in women," researcher Mercy Manyema said in a statement on Wednesday. This translated to a decrease of more than 220,000 obese adults in South Africa. ....................................................................................................... and by increasing the alcohol tax how many people(youth) have u made alchololics, u think by increasing tax people won't buy?

2014-08-20 15:43:49.0 | 0 replies
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