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Sugar Tax Success for Mexico

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More than three years after Mexico enforced a one peso tax on sugary sweetened drinks, there is evidence that fewer people are buying sodas with an overall decline of 7.6%. The latest data shows purchases of taxed beverages decreased 5.5% in 2014 and 9.7% in 2015, yielding an average reduction of 7.6% over the study period.

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American Beverage Association to Take Legal Action to Stop Philadelphia Sugar Tax

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Philadelphia City Council last night rubber-stamped the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the city but the American Beverage Association (ABA) immediately said it would take legal action to quash the new law. Philadelphia councillors last night voted by 13 to four to bring in a 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax added to soft drinks with added sugar and other… Read more »

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