Nigeria: Implementing Nigeria's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax to Harness Domestic Resources for Health

[Nigeria Health Watch] In 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax. It is embedded in the Finance Act of 2021, which levies a ₦10 tax on each litre of all non-alcoholic and sugar sweetened carbonated drinks. Fiscal policies like this can help curb the excessive consumption of sugars as was seen in Mexico, which would have a positive benefit on population health, especially in the prevention of non-communicable disease (N CD) like diabetes and chronic kidney disease. There is also t
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