Study: Taxing sugar-sweetened drinks may not reduce obesity

08/12/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Taxing soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce consumption and fight obesity may not work as well as taxing cigarettes, because people easily can switch to other unhealthy foods, according to a study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Researchers at RTI International said lower-income families tend to buy foods and beverages that are higher in calories, fat and sodium compared with products purchased by higher-income families, so a soda tax would be a regressive tax.

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