Sugary Drink Tax Improves Health, Lowers Health Care Costs

According to the study published in PLOS Medicine, purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) dropped 26.8% — compared to similar cities not subject to a tax — between July 2017, when the one-cent-per-ounce tax went into effect, and Dec. 31, 2019.

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