Report Questions Effectiveness of Berkeley Soda Tax

Over the past two years, several studies examining the effect of Berkeley, California’s sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax, voted into law by residents in 2014 and implemented in the spring of 2015, have shown a drop in soda consumption.

But a new study out of Duke University suggests the city’s law, the first in the U.S., is flawed in ways that weaken its effectiveness as a deterrent.

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