RWJF just published a summary of the latest research about the potential effects of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes on consumer behavior and health.

Although there are many significant differences between tobacco and SSBs, the tobacco example provides a model for how taxes can be used to promote public health. Emerging studies suggest that small taxes on SSBs are unlikely to affect obesity rates, but they can generate revenue that states can invest in improving public health.

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