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Could Sweet Taxes Fight Obesity?

Posted on February 3, 2011 by 4 Comments

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You may have heard of several recent initiatives attempting to tax sugary drinks like soda to try and curb the skyrocketing obesity rates.

Similar to so-called sin taxes already in place on items such as tobacco and alcohol, such a tax could raise billions of dollars to help fight obesity, proponents argue. Increased prices, about 6 cents a can, might encourage consumers to reach for a healthier beverage option instead.

 

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