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Controlling the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is an urgent public health issue. Although sugar-sweetened beverages are marketed as a fun reward, they are proven hazards to our health - a bitter outcome to a not so sweet drink.
 
-Dr. Kim Raine, APCCP Co-Lead, Professor & Associate Dean (Research), UofA School of Public Health 
 
Call to Action: Support a Levy on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), like soft drinks and energy drinks, are a major contributor of added sugar in the diet.
 
SSBs offer virtually no health benefits and have been linked to chronic conditions that place an enormous burden on Albertans’ quality of life and the healthcare system.
 
These products are relatively inexpensive, widely available and marketed to young people. 
 

What Can We Do?
We are calling on the premier to establish a 50 cent per litre levy on SSBs to reduce their consumption and generate revenue for Alberta. Many countries and cities around the world have implemented levies on SSBs and have seen a decline in consumption.
 
Revenue generated through a levy should be used to fund health promotion initiatives aimed at keeping Albertans healthy and out of the hospital.
 
 
Join Us! Two Simple Ways to Support a Levy on SSBs
ABOUT US: The APCCP is composed of 17 member organizations representing a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and community organizations who work to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.
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