Pennsylvania – Philadelphia’s Beverage Sales Take a Hit From Soda Tax

PHILADELPHIA — Two years after a tax on sweetened beverages went in effect, beverage sales in Philadelphia are feeling the impact.

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Associationpublished on May 14 found that sales of soda and other sweetened beverages fell 40 percent in the city after the 2017 levy.

Beverage sales within Philadelphia’s limits declined 51 percent, but an increase in sales just outside the city’s borders resulted in a net drop of 38 percent, CBS News reported.

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May 28, 2019