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Most California Residents Support A Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Chaussee June 5 (Reuters) - Fighting obesity by taxing sugary drinks and restricting junk food advertisements aimed at chi...

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

Soda taxes can work, according to a new study. We've just been proposing the wrong type. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultu...

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

Man Threatens Kill Spree Over Pop Tax: Police

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.15.2014 | Crime

A Chicago man was apparently so angry over a tax on soft drinks he allegedly pulled out a submachine gun and threatened people with it, police say. ...

Tax a Cola, Improve Life for San Francisco's Children

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Food
Jeff Ritterman, MD

In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.

UW-Madison Study Actually Shows That Soda Taxes Do Work!

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

How in the world this story got spun into evidence against soda taxes is beyond me.

Tax a Cola, Spend More Money Without Meaningful Benefits

Jayson Lusk | Posted 05.28.2014 | Food
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Jayson Lusk

It is difficult to believe that soda taxes are any less distortionary to the economy or are more progressive than are countless alternative means for the government to raise revenue.

Tax a Cola, Save the Planet

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Soda Taxes: Leveling the Playing Field

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 04.26.2014 | Food
Daniel J. Schultz

Only pro-consumption cues were given from both the advertisers and in my personal life, such as being rewarded with a soda after my baseball game or the cheap, allowance-friendly price of a bottle of Pepsi at my local convenience store.

Kim Bellware

Will This Proposed Soda Tax Succeed Where Others Have Fizzled? | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO -- With one of every 100 deaths of obese people per year reportedly linked to a sugary drink-heavy diet, the soda industry is increasingly fac...

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

Californians Are More Worried About Kids' Obesity Than Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

Californians are far more concerned about children becoming obese than using illicit drugs, a Field Poll released today reports. Since voters were ...

Navajos Leading the Way in the Fight Against Obesity

Christina Palmer, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Palmer, M.D.

The rest of the country should pay attention to what happens on the Navajo Nation following the institution of the junk food tax, which recently passed. They may lead the way for the rest of America in the fight against obesity and related chronic disease.

Another Mayor Proposes Soda Tax To Fight Obesity

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Mayor Toni Harp wants the state to impose a soda tax to battle obesity. Harp says a 2 percent tax on high-calorie...

Government Has a Pivotal Role to Play in War on Obesity

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Why does big soda fear government intervention? Because they know it takes an entity as large as the state or federal government to have a meaningful impact on their slick, multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns.

Guess How Much A Soda Tax Would Save This State In Medical Costs?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A proposed tax on sugary drinks in California could save hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs and reduce new cases of diabetes by tens of ...

The Science Driving a Soda Tax

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Passing taxes is never an easy proposition. Given the preponderance of science and research describing the damage liquid sugar is doing to our health and our communities, soda taxes offer an ideal platform to educate and engage voters in this critical public health issue.

New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Other countries understand the toll that rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions are having on the health of their people and on national medical costs.

Soda Tax Would Reduce Obesity In The UK, Study Shows

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Slapping a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new ...

Another Major US City Considers A Soda Tax

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

A San Francisco city supervisor will introduce legislation on Tuesday proposing a tax on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in the city. Superviso...

Mexican Businesses Fear Bloomberg 'Craziness'

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per li...

The Country That Drinks The Most Coke Ponders Soda Tax

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Latino Voices

The country that tops per capita world consumption of Coca-Cola products is pondering a soda tax. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed a...

Aaron Sankin

Another State Explores The Soda Tax | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In an effort to shrink the waistlines of California citizens, Golden State lawmakers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on all sug...