The Great Soda Tax Experiment

“In the face of industry opposition, the California legislature in April shelved discussions of a bill that would impose a statewide beverage tax” writes Greg Miller for At the same time, there are also reasons why soda taxes might not have the impact on public health that advocates hope for.Public health researchers and economists bored into these data and more at a 2015 meeting convened by the World Health Organization to review soda tax research and make recommendations.With additional nudges from soda taxes and other policies, advocates say, that decline could develop into significant health benefits in the years ahead.Or, in some cases, they could simply buy their soda in a neighboring city that doesn’t tax them.

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