Listen to the Economist debate the effectiveness of higher taxes to curb obesity, citing the UK’s recent parliamentary debate on the introduction of a sugar tax.
Source: Money talks: Should we tax sugar? | The Economist
I found the audio a useful addition to my knowledge on the subject. In particular, the evidence on the effectiveness of the sugar tax in Mexico was interesting.
Personally, I think that government policy on combatting obesity is behind the curve – people are noticeably getting fatter and consuming more junk-food.