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Mexican Soda Tax Followed by Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

Melanie Wong | Jan 7, 201609:33 AM     1

"...After one year, sales of sugary beverages in the country fell as much as 12 percent while bottled water purchases rose 4 percent, a new study found.

Public health authorities hailed the findings as the first hard evidence that a nationwide tax could spur behavioral changes that might help to chip away at high obesity rates. Some predicted that other countries that have been looking at Mexico as a test case would follow in the country’s footsteps and implement their own taxes on sugar sweetened beverages..."

Mexican Soda Tax Followed by Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

A tax on sugary drinks in Mexico appears to have had a significant impact: After one year, a new study found, sales of sugary beverages in Mexico fell...

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