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Can Soft Drink Taxes Reduce Population Weight?
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PMID:  20657817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Soft drink consumption has been hypothesized as one of the major factors in the growing rates of obesity in the US. Nearly two-thirds of all states currently tax soft drinks using excise taxes, sales taxes, or special exemptions to food exemptions from sales taxes to reduce consumption of this product, raise revenue, and improve public health. In this paper, we evaluate the impact of changes in state soft drink taxes on body mass index (BMI), obesity, and overweight. Our results suggest that soft drink taxes influence BMI, but that the impact is small in magnitude.
Jason M Fletcher; David Frisvold; Nathan Tefft
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary economic policy     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1074-3529     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-7-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100973390     Medline TA:  Contemp Econ Policy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  23-35     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA, .
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T32 MH018029-23//NIMH NIH HHS

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