Philadelphia has Changed a Year After a Soda Tax


So Philadelphians enacted a soda tax more than a year ago and guess what? They're drinking more water.

Researchers at Philly's Drexel University say Philadelphians are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily after the 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax went into effect.  Consumption of bottled water, which is not taxed, increased over the same span.  


Strangely, Philadelphians are still drinking just as many fruit-flavored drinks like Snapple, even though they're also subject to the tax.Researchers say it's too early to see if the reduced soda consumption will lead to any long-term health benefits.

Would a "soda tax" make you stop drinking soda or are you too addicted? I for one, love my Jarritos. So this tax would DEFINITELY not change that. Who's with me?!

Jesse Lozano

Jesse Lozano

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