Small taxes on soft drinks don't prevent obesity, study says

04/2/2010 | USA Today

A U.S. study suggests that higher sales taxes on soda and other carbonated drinks might be more effective in reducing consumption and helping curb obesity in children. However, soft-drink manufacturers and consumers generally oppose tax on the products. "Taxes don't work. What does work is balancing the diet and exercise," a spokesman for the American Beverage Association said.

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