Yahoo Poll: Should Singapore impose a tax or ban drinks with high sugar content?

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Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Promotion Board are seeking public feedback on four possible measures to reduce Singaporeans’ sugar intake from pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages.

The proposals are a tax on makers and importers of pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages, a ban on such drinks with higher sugar level, tighter rules on related advertisements, and compulsory front-of-pack nutrition labels, MOH said.

MOH is seeking public views on the proposed measures.

Our report on the proposals garnered overwhelmingly negative responses from readers, many of whom weren’t happy with the idea of yet more taxes. Others took exception to the idea of the government influencing peoples’ lifestyles so directly.

Should Singapore impose a tax or ban drinks with high sugar content? Have your say in our poll and leave a comment below.

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