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Could targeted food taxes improve health?
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    The best recipe? Combining food taxes with subsidies on healthy foods
    • Nick Wilson, Senior Lecturer (Public Health)
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      • Osman Mansoor

    Dear Editor

    The Journal has previously explored interesting taxation and health issues [1,2] and the recent paper by Mytton et al [3] on food taxes is no exception. This new work nicely demonstrates the complexities, uncertainties and potential benefit of taxing certain foods as an instrument to reduce the high burden of chronic diseases. The key issues raised are which foods get substituted as a result of decrea...

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