The Resource Taxing soda for public health : a Canadian perspective, Yann Le Bodo, Marie-Claude Paquette, Philippe De Wals

Taxing soda for public health : a Canadian perspective, Yann Le Bodo, Marie-Claude Paquette, Philippe De Wals

Taxing soda for public health : a Canadian perspective
Taxing soda for public health
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a Canadian perspective
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Yann Le Bodo, Marie-Claude Paquette, Philippe De Wals
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Methods -- 3. Why - Rationale -- 4. What - Impact -- 5. How - Applicability -- 6. Discussion -- 7. Bibliography
  • This timely reference analyzes the rationale, impact, and feasibility of taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a public health measure to contribute curbing obesity and diabetes rates, specifically in Canada. It presents the pros and cons of taxing soda, with the latest data on adverse health effects of its consumption, plus the various business and political issues surrounding the contentious proposition. Reviewed research is multidisciplinary, spanning health and medicine to ethics, economics, and law. Conclusions and caveats are clear and presented at a comfort level for the general reader. The result is a blueprint for analyzing the relevancy of taxes on sweetened soft drinks or other low-nutrition food products, plus a trove of valuable insights into aspects of government decision-making and consumer food behavior. Included in the coverage: · Reasons for specifically targeting SSBs · SSB taxation as a public health policy instrument · Effects of SSB taxation on energy intakes and population health · Potential undesirable effects relating to SSB taxation · Social and political acceptability of SSB taxation · Evaluability of SSB taxation Taxing Soda for Public Health will interest policymakers, public health professionals, advocacy groups, and researchers at the Canadian and international levels (e.g., in areas such as public health, nutrition, food and health policies, health economics, and evaluation), as well as students and all other parties interested in nutrition policies
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  • Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Authors and Reviewers; About the Authors; Reviewers; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Methods; 1.2.1 Theoretical Basis; 1.2.2 A "Realist" Review of Evidence; 1.2.3 Data Collection; 1.2.4 Data Analysis; References; Why: Rationale for Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages; 2 Reasons for Specifically Targeting Sugar-Sweetened Beverages; Abstract; 2.1 Definition of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB); 2.2 SSB and Health Risks; 2.3 SSB Marketing and Sales Trends; 2.4 SSB Consumption Trends
  • 2.5 Additional Considerations on Other Non-alcoholic BeveragesReferences; 3 Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation as a Public Health Policy Instrument; Abstract; 3.1 Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) as Part of a Comprehensive Strategy; 3.1.1 International Evidence; 3.1.2 The Canadian Situation; 3.2 SSB, An Affordable Choice; 3.3 Learning from TobaccoTaxation Taxation; 3.4 Taxation, A Highly Cost-Effective and Potentially Cost-Saving Option; References; 4 Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation Logics and Ethical Concerns; Abstract; 4.1 Clarifying Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Taxation Logics
  • 4.2 Debates About the Normative Justification of SSB Taxes 4.3 Ethical Concerns Surrounding Freedom of Choice and Autonomy; References; What: Impact of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages; 5 Effects of Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Prices; Abstract; 5.1 Factors That May Impair Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Tax Shift onto Prices; 5.2 Preliminary Evidence from Taxes Implemented Across the World; 5.3 Additional Proposals to Secure the Pass-Through ; References; 6 Effects of Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Demand; Abstract; 6.1 Findings from Experimental Studies
  • 6.2 Factors that May Impair Tax Effects on Demand in the "Real World"6.3 "Real-World" Price Elasticity of SSB Demand; 6.4 Preliminary Evidence from Taxes Implemented Across the World; References; 7 Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation on Energy Intakes and Population Health; Abstract; 7.1 Overview of Substitution Concerns; 7.2 Results from Simulations; 7.2.1 Individual-Oriented Simulations; 7.2.2 Population-Oriented Simulations; 7.2.3 Limitations; 7.3 Preliminary Evidence from Taxes Implemented Across the World; 7.3.1 Substitution Towards Untaxed Beverages
  • 7.3.2 Substitution Towards Taxed Beverages Sold at a Lower Price7.4 Results from Systematic Reviews; 7.5 Concluding Comments; References; 8 Distribution of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation Effects in the Population; Abstract; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Would a SSB Tax Impose a Larger Financial Burden on Lower-Income Households?; 8.3 Would a SSB Tax Bring Larger Health Benefits to Lower-income Households?; 8.4 Could Equity Concerns Be Mitigated?; 8.5 Would a SSB Tax Be Effective Towards Heavy SSB Consumers?; References; 9 Potential Undesirable Effects Related to Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation
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