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Tag: soda tax
The American Beverage Association poured tons of cash into the effort to defeat the penny-per-ounce sugary-drink tax. But the effort to pass the tax also got cash infusions from some big-name donors.
A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city’s Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
A bill now on the governor’s desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids’ meals.
A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn’t have applied equally across food retailers.
Reporter: Mina Kim
From New York City to California, local officials are pushing ideas to get consumers to cut down on soft drinks. Health experts say sugary drinks like Coke and Pepsi contribute to obesity and diabetes. And now two California cities, Richmond and El Monte, are asking voters to approve taxes on those drinks.