June 17, 2016
Sugary drinks are being targeted by government officials across the U.S. Philadelphia just became the first major city to pass a soda tax, which will add a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax to a number of sugary beverages, including teas, sports drinks and energy drinks. Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton supports Philadelphia’s soda tax. The city plans to begin collecting the tax on January 1, 2017. Citizens in Oakland, California will vote in November on a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages. Supporters of a similar tax in Boulder, Colorado are preparing for a vote this fall. Meanwhile, San Francisco is requiring ads for sugar-sweetened drinks to carry warning labels.
According to The Socionomist in July 2014, attitudes toward sugar are driven by social mood.
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