Could raising the prices on sugary snacks could help reduce obesity? Weight of taxes If you have read to any of my prior blog posts,…
Soda taxes reduce sales in Philadelphia by sending buyers to neighboring areas.
In prior posts, I have been quite skeptical of sin taxes such as sugar or soda taxes. I personally think that they will hurt those who can barely afford them and drive people to buy them elsewhere. I wrote about it in Sugar Tax: Would it decrease obesity? I also believe that it might reduce sales, and that is supported by my article entitled “Soda Taxes Can Change Behavior.” So what does the new research show?