About five months ago, Denmark repealed its “fat tax” because it just didn’t work. The tax wasn’t improving public health and it hurt local businesses and jobs. Today, the Danish government has abolished another tax that has been in place since the 1930s – a tax on soft drinks. Denmark was one of the first countries to tax soft drinks and also had one of the highest soft drink taxes in Europe. After eight decades of taxes, there is no evidence of the tax making people healthier.
We have said it before: taxes don’t make people healthy, diet and exercise do that.
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