Here's an interesting editorial from Dr. Richard Daine regarding the movement towards a soda tax in New York. I for one agree that its time has come. The revenue could only help state budgets and perhaps help offset some of the healthcare costs funded by state governments, and perhaps the tax will be a deterrent as well.
A tax that invests in our health -- Page 2 -- Times Union - Albany NY
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