Sugar tax get growing supports from SA citizens

A study conducted by the Healthy Living Alliance found that the number of people supporting the sugar tax has grown significantly.

Dr Saul Johnson from Genesis Analysis says the survey was done on a sample of 1000 random selected households around the country.

We found that there is quite a lot of concern in the population about the impact of sugary drinks. People are aware that it has an adverse impact.

Dr Saul Johnson from Genesis Analysis

About three-quarters of the population think government should be taking some action to decrease the consumption of sugary drinks.

Dr Saul Johnson from Genesis Analysis

Johnson says he hopes more people will also make changes to their lifestyle as we have a major obesity problem in this country.

As the HIV epidemic is treated, we going to see more and more of these diseases of lifestyle being the major cause of illness and death in our country.

Dr Saul Johnson from Genesis Analysis

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