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Veli-Jussi Jalkanen,
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08.11.2016

About sugar and its taxation

Sugar is the unhealthiest food substance, the major reason for obesity, and also causing a lot of expensive physical and mental diseases.  

Diseases are treated already by 20 billion and the budget only escalates when the younger generation that will be sick because of sugar, and the older generation whose brain will deteriorate because of sugar, will get a bit older.

One name for Alzheimer's disease is the type three diabetes.

All in all, preventive healthcare as a public health measure has been neglected. It only takes a couple per cents of healthcare costs. If the share would be larger and the program more efficient, we could save billions.

In addition to a sugar tax we would need a sodium tax because also blood pressure makes people sick and causes deaths.