A beverage tax would cut the fat

Daines, Richard F.
March 2010
Crain's New York Business;3/15/2010, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p11
The article presents the author's opinion on the possible advantages of a beverage tax in New York. The author explains that sugary drinks have been shown to cause obesity, and argues that taxing such beverages could help decrease obesity and shift consumers towards lower-calorie beverages. The author argues that a beverage tax would offset other taxes and reduce health care premiums as well.


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