Philadelphia soda sales plunge after taxing sugary drinks
Philadelphia soda sales plunge after taxing sugary drinks Philadelphia soda sales plunge after taxing sugary drinksFails of sugary and sweetened beverages in Philadelphia have dropped 38 % since the soda tax was implemented. That’S according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The city Implement Cindy 1.5 cents per hour tax in January 2017. Supporter say that tax can discourage consumers from indulging and drinks that increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and other conditions. But critics say the move. Only encourages people to shop elsewhere seems to be the case in Philadelphia. The study found sales within the city limits dropped by 51 %, but that value was offset by an increase in sales and surrounding cities. Sales of soda and other sweetened beverages plunged nearly 40% in Philadelphia after the city taxed the drinks in 2017. Beverage sales within the city’s limits dropped 51%, but an increase in sales just outside Philadelphia’s borders resulted in a net drop of 38%, according to the findings published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.