Global Politics

Denmark's New 'Fat' Tax

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When it comes to encouraging healthy habits, some governments nudge their citizens gently, while others go for more drastic measures — like taxing items that are considered "unhealthy."

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For instance, in the US, there are taxes on tobacco products and in some US states, there are taxes on things like soda and chips.

Denmark's new government is pushing through a nationwide fat and sugar tax.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Danish television news anchor Kim Bildsoe Lassen about those new measures.