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Sugar and health in South Africa : potential challenges to leveraging policy change

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dc.contributor.author Myers, Alex
dc.contributor.author Fig, David
dc.contributor.author Tugendhaft, Aviva
dc.contributor.author Mandle, Jessie
dc.contributor.author Myers, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Hofman, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-24T14:48:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-24T14:48:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Myers, A., Fig, D., Tugendhaft, A., Mandle, J., Myers, J., & Hofman, K. (2015). Sugar and health in South Africa: Potential challenges to leveraging policy change. Global Public Health, doi:10.1080/17441692.2015.1071419 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/55630
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on a sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) tax. The purpose of the paper is to highlight the challenges that government might anticipate. Affected industry actors have been part of the South African economy for over a century and remain influential. In summary, policy needs to be introduced with a political strategy sensitive to the various interests at stake. To deflect attention, the sugar industry can be expected either to advocate for self-regulation or to promote public–private partnerships. This paper cautions against both approaches as evidence suggests they will be ineffective in curbing the negative health impacts caused by excessive sugar consumption. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (19 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.rights.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/page/openaccess/openselect
dc.subject SUGAR en
dc.subject SUGAR SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES en
dc.subject INDUSTRY CHALLENGES en
dc.title Sugar and health in South Africa : potential challenges to leveraging policy change en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106882
idrc.project.componentnumber 106882001
idrc.project.title The Economic and Health Impacts of Legislative Fiscal Policies to Improve Nutrition in South Africa en
idrc.copyright.holder Taylor & Francis
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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