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Philadelphia Soda Tax Cuts Sales Of Sugary Drinks

“A new JAMA study suggests taxing sugary drinks really can make people buy fewer of them, potentially translating to better public health. Taxes on soda and other junk foods are frequently proposed as a way to coax Americans into eating more healthfully, and in turn cut rates of diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. While Americans are drinking less soda than they used to, it’s still a major source of sweeteners and empty calories for many people, contributing to an estimated 25,000 premature deaths a year.” Read more at Time, ForbesPhiladelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesCNNCNBCCBSABC, and NBC

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