Soda Taxes Are On Four City Ballots — Will They Make A Dent In Obesity?

Published: Nov 08, 2016

Voters in three California cities and Boulder, Colo., will be heading to the polls tomorrow to vote on the issue of whether soda and other sugary drinks should be taxed, in an effort to battle skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes. Proponents suggest that the taxes would raise the cost of the offending drinks by 100% of the tax amount, and by extension, discourage consumers from buying them.

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