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Calls to tax companies advertising junk food

Tom Elliott
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There are calls to tax companies advertising unhealthy food and drinks, rather than introducing an overall junk food tax.

Funds raised from the levy would be put towards anti-obesity education campaigns.

Scott Penn, founder of SP Health spoke with Tom Elliott about idea.

‘I don’t think we really want to punish consumers,’ says Penn.

‘We need to make sure as a nation that healthier food is much more available and convenient to compete.’

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