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Soda Sales Plummet — Thanks to This

It’s no secret that soda and other sugary drinks are terrible for you. They wreak havoc on your body from the inside out. It seems that the health risks alone aren’t enough to deter some people from downing soda, but a recent study shows there’s another factor that might be. In 2017, the city of Philadelphia imposed a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce on sweetened drinks. According to the study, sales of sugary beverages have plunged by nearly 40% since then. Within the city limits, beverage sales dropped by 51%. Just outside of Philadelphia’s borders, sales dropped by 38%.  Read more...



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