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July 22, 2018

Impacts on jobs, health seen from proposed soda 'sin tax'

Empty calories would carry a new cost under a plan pushed by health organizations and lawmakers that would add a sin tax to soft drinks.

Under the proposal, a $1 can of cola would have an additional 24-cent cost, which would likely be passed along to the consumer, according to Allyson Perron Drag, of the American Heart Association, who said it would promote healthier hydration and fund projects like improved drinking-water infrastructure.

“There are much better ways to fund programs important to…

Source: Boston Biz

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