Benefits of Soda tax for US cities

  • soda-315-citiessoda.JPGHealth care savings of well over $1.2 billion;
  • The collection of nearly $1 billion a year in revenue that can be used to improve communities and promote the health and well-being of both children and adults;
  • 3,683 premature deaths averted;
  • An average drop of 6% in the rate of new cases of diabetes, after the tax reaches full effect;
  • 173,220 fewer cases of obesity, and longer, healthier lives for tens of thousands of Americans.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nancyhuehnergarth/2016/12/15/a-billion-ways-to-convince-more-cities-to-pass-a-soda-tax/#66bab8607116

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