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sin tax

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an additional level of tax on products containing ingredients, for example sugar, tobacco or alcohol, that are considered unhealthy
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Several countries, along with a handful of American cities, have introduced taxes on sugary drinks in recent years. Their governments hope that these levies will both raise revenues and reduce how much sugar people consume. But do sin taxes even work? [The Economist (online), 10 August 2018]

Submitted By: plainname - 19/07/2019

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