October 23, 2012
The Rudd Center has updated its Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Policy Brief. Since the 2009 publication of the first Report on soft drink taxes, significant progress has been made in the effort to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. The body of scientific literature that links consumption to overweight, obesity, and chronic illnesses has grown substantially. The Report discusses this literature, the estimated effects of a tax, policy recommendations, and the arguments used by proponents and opponents of the tax.