Sugar sweetened
beverages are
harming Nigerians

Nigeria ranks the 4th highest soft drink consuming country globally (behind the United States, China and Mexico), with over 38 million litres of soft drinks sold yearly. The excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental caries, liver disease and some cancers.


Our Objectives

The sugar-sweetened beverage tax advocacy project seeks to drive the passing and implementation of an SSB tax in Nigeria. We aim to:

Communicate

the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

Educate

the public and policy makers on the health risks associated with consuming sugar-sweetened beverages

Gain

the buy-in of relevant government officials by presenting facts on the importance of the proposed tax

Mobilise

support from the public and public health advocates to move policy makers to action.

Call to Action

Our coalition recommends that the Federal Government