Sugar, Rum and Tobacco

Bridget Williams Books

Can a sugar tax improve public health? Even if it can, is
it the right thing to do? One of New Zealand’s foremost
health scientists, Mike Berridge, teams up with tax
expert Lisa Marriott to explore the issue.


This BWB Text explains the relationship between
sugar and ill-health, and explores how taxes can reduce
people’s sugar intake. It draws on research and case
studies from around the world, including Denmark,
Mexico and the Pacifi c. With New Zealand now
the third most obese nation in the OECD, Berridge
and Marriott’s discussion is a timely addition to a
contentious debate.

$16.99