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US: Small taxes on soft soda won’t reduce consumption

US: Small Taxes on Soft Drinks Insufficient to Substantially Curb Soda Consumption Among Children

Small sales taxes on soft drinks in the range currently in force in some states are insufficient to reduce consumption of soda or curb obesity among children, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Such small taxes may reduce consumption in some groups  Рsuch as children at greater risk for obesity.  But reducing consumption for all children would require larger taxes, according to the study.

Read the article’s abstract: Health Affairs, published online, 1 April 2010

Read more: Press release, RAND Corporation, 1 April 2010

Published on April 1, 2010 in Health risks,International news