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Wednesday
Dec052012

Ireland Suggests a “Fat Tax”

According to the Irish Examiner, a new report by University College Cork, in Ireland, suggests that imposing a so-called “fat tax” on unhealthy foods is needed to combat the country’s spiraling obesity-related health care costs. The report estimated that obesity costs Ireland €1.64 billion ($2.1 billion) per year — almost 3% of total health expenditures.

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