"the Debaters: We need to make it easy to do the right thing"
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"the DEBATE. Norway's sockerskatt would have been a success. Unfortunately, this has been eroded by the norwegians went across the border to Sweden and acted sweets. Swedish politicians must now take their responsibility and introduce a sockerskatt and move candy and soda at the back of the store to reduce the consumption of sugar."
"the Swedes eat more sugar, according to the Nfa eat four out of ten adults for a lot of sugar. It is scientifically proven that the consumption of sugar makes so that people become more sick and die quicker. This creates unnecessary suffering for all involved, the individual and his family, but also for employers and society."
"Even if the consumption of sugar increases as people earn more so can political tool to influence people to live a healthier life. Many highlight the importance of more information, but it is known since long that a lot of sugar is bad for your health. When needed rather than other tools. We need to make it easy to do right!"
"Sweden was similar to Norway (and several other countries) to be able to introduce sockerskatt. An excise tax on sugar and soft drinks, similar to what we have today on alcohol and tobacco. A sockerskatt would in all probability reduce consumption in Sweden, people consume overall less of a good if it gets more expensive. "
"The Time shows in his hälsorapport to the experience of other countries testifies to the good effect. In France, a läskskatt led to both immediate trend is the reduction of läskdrickandet. Even in the Uk, researchers have found that läskskatten led to decreasing fizzy drinks. All in all, the experience is positive, which has led to the world health organization recommends countries to introduce a läskskatt."
"On the other hand, according to a new government report from Norway to the tax not had the desired effects, states the TT. This is mainly due to been able to buy goods in Sweden to a lower price. A Swedish sockerskatt would both have the advantage that the support of the Norwegian government's ambitions and not be as sensitive to imports, then the prices in Norway already are higher. The proportion of swedes who would see godisshoppande in Copenhagen or in Tornio as an option is quite get. "
"But a sockerskatt will not suffice all the way. But we need to take further steps. One such would be to ban the grocery stores have candy at the checkout and only allow grocery stores to have sweets and soft drinks in a special section separated from the cashier."
"But encroaches on the merchant's freedom to do what they want with their store? The short answer is “yes”. The longer answer is that the value of the merchant's freedom to put candy at the checkout far less than the value of the reduced godisätande. This does not limit the customer's freedom to buy the candy so when a few steps.nnI basically, we need to make it easier to do the right thing. To live healthy life must be “default”. The politicians should not only stand by and watch. Sweden should follow world health organisation advice, and introduce a sockerskatt. "
"But it is not enough: you ought to review further measures to protect people with low blood sugar on a Thursday who are just trying to shop for a simple dinner."
"nEmil Bustos, a doctoral student in economics, researcher in economics and politiknElis Örjes, an economist, researcher in economics and politics"
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