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Natalie Riediger

Assistant Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Human Nutritional Sciences, U of M; advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca

Natalie Riediger is an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Human Nutritional Sciences and at the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Manitoba.
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A Soda Tax Will Only Hurt The People It's Meant To Help

There has been increasing interest in the use of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax to curb the burden of obesity in Canada -- call it a 'pop tax' if you like. A recent Senate report on obesity in Canada recommends assessing the possibility of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and points to the high rates of taxation on tobacco products as a successful example worth imitating. But have taxes on tobacco products been as successful as is often claimed?
05/31/2016 01:14 EDT