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Sugary drink taxes bubbling up worldwide

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Sugary drink taxes are bubbling up all over the globe as governments look for ways to tackle obesity and raise revenue.

France, Hungary and Mexico already tax soda and other sugar-loaded drinks and eight areas in the United States are now set to impose […]

Sweetened beverage tax on horizon in Chicago’s Cook County

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chicago’s county stepped closer on Thursday to being the largest area in the country to institute a sweetened beverage tax.

After nearly five hours of debate and dozens of speakers, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 9-8 to add a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages, such […]

Report: Soft drink companies are following tobacco industry marketing tactics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The world’s largest soft drink companies are following tobacco industry marketing tactics by pouring billions of dollars into lower-income countries to help counter flat sales of the sugary drinks elsewhere, according to a new report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Coca-Cola and […]

Mexico’s sugary drink tax tied to drop in sales

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A tax Mexico imposed on soda and other sugary drinks has helped reduce sales of such beverages by 6 percent, according to a new study that experts hope will also lead to a drop in that nation’s obesity and diabetes rate.

On Jan. 1, 2014, the […]