Smoking, sugar, spirits and ‘sin’ taxes: Higher price would help health

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/h6n1oV_2nX0/130603135517.htm

Go ye and sin no more — or pay for it, when it comes to junk food, smoking and consuming alcohol. That’s the message from two physicians who say raising "sin" taxes on tobacco and alcoholic beverages and imposing them on sugary drinks and fatty foods would lead many people to cut back, improving public health.

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