About the Authors

Peter Scarborough

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

peter.scarborough@ndph.ox.ac.uk

Affiliation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom

Vyas Adhikari

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom

Richard A. Harrington

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Software, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom

Ahmed Elhussein

Roles Data curation, Investigation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Adam Briggs

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Division of Health Sciences, Coventry, United Kingdom

Mike Rayner

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom

Jean Adams

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre for Diet & Activity Research, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Steven Cummins

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Population Health Innovation Lab, Department of Public Health, Environments & Society, Faculty of Public Health & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Tarra Penney

Roles Methodology, Project administration, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre for Diet & Activity Research, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Martin White

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Project administration, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Centre for Diet & Activity Research, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

We have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: ADMB and MW are members of the Faculty of Public Health, which has a position statement supporting a soft drink tax. AMDB is also a former member of the UK Health Forum, which had a position statement supporting soft drink taxes. ADMB has written various peer-reviewed and commissioned papers on soft drink taxes. MR is chair of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, which has for more than eight years campaigned for a sugary drinks tax in the UK. MW receives salary as Director of NIHR's Public Health Research Progamme, outside the submitted work.