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Sugary drinks ban

The NHS is taking action to remove sugary drinks from its canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018[12].

Although almost two thirds of NHS trusts are now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of sugary drinks to 10% or less of sold beverages, 91 NHS Trusts are yet to join the voluntary scheme. Hospitals and suppliers have been warned that if they do not take action to reduce sales of sugary drinks by the end of March 2018, a ban will be introduced in 2018 instead.

Some NHS Trusts have gone further and have introduced their own bans on sugary drinks. As well as hospitals, 14 national suppliers have signed up to the voluntary scheme including WH Smith, Marks & Spencer, Greggs and the Royal Voluntary Service.



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