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08.10.18

Preventive Care and The Health Coach Revolution

By Mehgan Gallagher

There has been a recent surge of talk about health coaches popping up in gyms, doctors’ offices, and in magazines.  A health coach is someone who is educated in the field of exercise, nutrition, diet, and overall well-being.  The Institute for Integrative Nutritiondefines a health coach as “a wellness authority and supportive mentor who motivates […]

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01.25.18

GULF COUNTRIES IMPOSE NEW TAXES ON TOBACCO AND SUGARY DRINKS, DOUBLING PRICES TO A HISTORICAL HIGH

By Han-Hsi Indy Liu

Hanhsi Indy Liu and Hisham Ali Alsabt are SJD candidates at Georgetown University Law Center. Any questions or comments on this post can be sent to: hl580@georgetown.edu or ha374@georgetown.edu. Arabian Gulf countries, known for their high oil revenues and low tax rates for decades, have recently been suffering from declining oil revenues. To reduce their reliance […]

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07.25.17

How the Built Environment Can Impact your Health

By Mehgan Gallagher

Improving your health can be as simple as choosing to walk to work or to take the stairs instead of the escalator.  However, stairs are not even a viable option in some buildings and for some people it is not feasible to walk or bike to work.  This blog post examines how public health is […]

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04.12.17

Colombia Orders Sweetened Beverage Commercial off the Air

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Andrés Constantin. Andrés is an Adjunct Professor of law at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Any questions or comments can be directed to aconstantin@utdt.edu. On September 7, 2016, the Colombian Industry and Commerce Superintendence issued a resolution according to which it ordered the Asociación Colombiana de Educación al Consumidor (EDUCAR) to […]

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11.21.16

Some good news from Election Day: four U.S. cities vote in taxes on sugary drinks

By Sarah Roache

The U.S. election results evoke concern, anxiety, and fear among many Americans, and throughout the world. Public health advocates are concerned about the future of the Affordable Care Act, fearful of restrictions on women’s reproductive rights, and anxious to strengthen efforts to reduce smoking, obesity, and other risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, results […]

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10.26.16

TAXATION AND SUBSIDIES FOR NCD PREVENTION: EVIDENCE AND GUIDANCE FROM WHO

By O’Neill Institute

This post was written by Gian Luca Burci, Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown Law and Adjunct Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Any questions of comments can be directed to glb32@georgetown.edu. The global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is in good part caused by unhealthy consumption of food and […]

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09.01.16

Soda tax successfully puts Berkeley’s sugary drink consumption well below its Bay Area neighbors

By Fernanda Alonso

Berkeley’s soda tax, which passed in a landslide victory in November 2014, was the nation’s first “soda” tax to pass. The tax, a penny-per-ounce tax paid by distributors of sugary drinks, applies to soda, fruit drinks energy drinks, and sugary coffee syrups. Now, the results of most measures to decrease use of substances such as tobacco, alcohol and […]

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09.01.16

Soda tax successfully puts Berkeley's sugary drink consumption well below its Bay Area neighbors

By Fernanda Alonso

Berkeley’s soda tax, which passed in a landslide victory in November 2014, was the nation’s first “soda” tax to pass. The tax, a penny-per-ounce tax paid by distributors of sugary drinks, applies to soda, fruit drinks energy drinks, and sugary coffee syrups. Now, the results of most measures to decrease use of substances such as tobacco, alcohol and […]

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04.20.16

Update on IACHR Hearing on Tobacco Control and Human Rights

By Rebecca Reingold

On April 5, the O’Neill Institute, in collaboration with Fundacion InterAmericana del Corazon Argentina (FIC Argentina) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), participated in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) on the “Right to Health and Tobacco Addiction in the Americas”. It was the first time that the Commission considered the intersection […]

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