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UK needs to tax salt in the same way it does sugar, says heart charity

Ministers should bring in levy to cut heart attacks and strokes and address packaged foods’ high salt content, advises BHF

Ministers should bring in a sugar tax-style new levy on the amount of salt in food to reduce heart attacks and strokes, Britain’s leading heart charity has said.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) urged the government on Tuesday to tax high levels of salt in an attempt to force food firms and outlets to stop adding such large amounts of it to their products.

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