Global NCDs policy support the use of economic tools to improve diet and food choices. These measures include: trade measures, taxes and subsities to emable healthy dietary choices. Some of these are outlined in this document.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In recent years, various countries have introduced taxes on food products such as sugary drinks as a
public health measure to combat obesity. Taxes have traditionally been implemented as a means of
revenue generation; however, taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugary drinks illustrate the utility of
taxation as a tool in health policy to reduce consumption and one that has the potential to provide tax
revenue for NCD prevention and control. Research on the health-related impacts of taxation of SSBs is
emerging and the evidence points to positive changes in consumption patterns as recently seen in
Mexico where a 6% decline in the purchase of taxed beverages was observed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]