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Extend sugar tax to high sugar foods and restrict advertising

Submitted by Sebastian Evans on Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Published on Thursday 4th August 2022

Current status: Deleted

Signatures: 75

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Extend sugar tax to high sugar foods and restrict advertising

Petition Details

We’re asking the Government to expand the sugar tax and introduce:
– A tax on all foods where sugar falls into the red category of food traffic light labels
– A ban on multi-buy deals for high sugar foods
– Pre watershed TV advertising ban for junk foods.

Additional Information

Sugar plays a crucial role forming bacteria within plaque, which produces the acid responsible for tooth decay.

Recent figures show children’s tooth decay costs the NHS more than £40 million every year.

It's estimated one in three adults suffer from dental caries and one in four children.

Government recently deferred a ban on multi-buy deals and junk food TV advertising.

It blamed the cost of living crisis.

However it increased National Insurance payments to cover the rising cost of healthcare.

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