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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Taxing for health

Taxing products that harm health has long been part of the public health's armamentarium to reduce the impact of harmful corporate practices. As the global economic crisis continues and the austerity mentality feeds government hunger for new sources of support, politicians look for streams of revenue that can win public support. Recent media coverage of several political debates about taxes designed to promote health illustrate the potential and pitfalls of this strategy.  > > > >  Read More