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Healthy Living Alliance to picket for an increase in the sugar tax

# With today being World Diabetes Day, the Healthy Living Alliance will be picketing at the offices of the National Treasury in Pretoria, demanding an increase in the health promotion levy also known as the sugar tax. The alliance says the science is clear on the harmful effects of sugar which is why they are demanding that Treasury increase the sugar tax to 20-percent. It adds that the experience with the health promotion levy shows that public health policies that increase the price of harmful products do reduce consumption.