Proposed Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax: Health Impact Assessment Full Report

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2013-05
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Institute of Public Health in Ireland
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Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Abstract
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) was requested by the Department of Health to undertake a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of a proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks (SSDs) in 2012. The public health priority for this proposal was to consider the potential of such a tax to address the problem of overweight and obesity in Ireland. The HIA was overseen by the Special Action Group on Obesity (SAGO) and guided by a steering group. The HIA process involved a population profile, a stakeholder consultation event and a literature review. This information, paralleled by a modelling exercise undertaken by Dr. Mike Rayner and his team in the University of Oxford was presented to the steering group to inform their conclusions.
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Sugar sweetened drinks, Obesity, Overweight
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Institute of Public Health in Ireland. (2013). Proposed Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax: Health Impact Assessment Full Report. Dublin. Institute of Public Health in Ireland
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