soda taxes

Q&A on Soda Taxes with Harold Goldstein - Soda Taxes: Gaining Steam or Getting Steamrolled?

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016

By Anna Gorman for California Healthline.

A sip of soda will become more expensive next year in Philadelphia, which recently became the second city in the United States to pass a tax on sugary beverages — after Berkeley voters passed one in 2014.

The Philadelphia measure, approved by the City Council in June, could lend momentum to efforts by public health advocates to get similar taxes enacted elsewhere around the nation.