Sunday, November 6, 2016
Soda Tax: "...it is not known yet whether those reductions will result in better health."
"Those higher prices are intended to discourage shoppers from consuming as many sugary drinks, which have been linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The pro-tax side has been emphasizing the negative health effects of soft-drink consumption, and arguing the tax will make the city’s children healthier.
Research from Mexico, which passed a national soda tax in 2014 shows that the taxes can drive down soda consumption. But it is not known yet whether those reductions will result in better health."