Philadelphia's soda tax cut sugary beverage sales in half

Increasing taxes might not always be a very popular idea, but it might be a good strategy when it comes to encouraging healthy choices.

A tax on sugary beverages decreased sales of unhealthy sodas and other artificially-sweetened drinks, a new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday, found.

The "soda tax" was first enacted in 2017, making Philadelphia the second American city to do it, CNN reports. And in the area affected by the tax, sales of sugary...

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