Healthy Food America today released Are Sugary Drink Taxes Working? Early Evidence Says Yes, a research brief analyzing studies of sugary drink taxes designed to reduce consumption. Read the brief here.
After years of projections about whether sugary drink taxes would impact consumption, early evidence is in. These taxes have significantly lowered consumption in Mexico and Berkeley (CA) according to studies conducted in each region.
For this research brief, we reviewed and analyzed evidence gathered from these locales and others, and assessed whether the beverage industry’s counterarguments to sugary drink taxes ring true.