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British PM faces pressure over sugar tax

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing pressure to reverse his opposition to a sugar tax after the publication of a report that mooted a 10-20 percent levy to deal with childhood obesity, the media said on Friday. The prime minister faced calls to at least consider a tax on high-sugar products after it emerged that he had not yet read the report called "Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action" by Public Health England that was controversially delayed by his Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. (Source: IANS)