Sugary Beverage Sales Drop Up To 12% Following Mexico’s Implementation Of Soda Tax
New York Times: Mexican Soda Tax Followed by Drop in Sugary Drink Sales
“A tax on sugary drinks implemented in 2014 in Mexico appears to have had a significant impact: After one year, sales of sugary beverages in the country fell as much as 12 percent while bottled water purchases rose four percent, a new study found. Public health authorities hailed the findings as the first hard evidence that a nationwide tax could spur behavioral changes that might help to chip away at high obesity rates…” (O’Connor, 1/6).
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