Examining the cost-effectiveness and impact of a sugar-sweetened beverage and diet drink tax in Seattle, WA

26
May

“A CHOICES analysis projects that the proposed tax policy will prevent thousands of cases of childhood and adult obesity, prevent new cases of diabetes, increase healthy life years and save more in future health care costs than it costs to implement. Revenue from the tax can be used for education and health promotion efforts. Implementing the tax could also serve as a powerful social signal to reduce sugar consumption.”

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