Cities with soda taxes saw sales of sugary drinks fall as prices rose, study finds (NPR)

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    Cities with soda taxes saw sales of sugary drinks fall as prices rose, study finds – By Maria Godoy (NPR) / Jan 6, 2024

    Sales of sugary drinks fell dramatically across five U.S. cities, after they implemented taxes targeting those drinks – and those changes were sustained over time. That’s according to a study published Friday in the journal JAMA Health Forum.

    Researchers say the findings provide more evidence that these controversial taxes really do work. A claim the beverage industry disputes.

    The cities studied were: Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., and Boulder, Colo. Taxes ranged from 1 to 2 cents per ounce. For a 2-liter bottle of soda, that comes out to between 67 cents to $1.30 extra in taxes.

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