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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes and Public Health. A Research Brief

This research brief examines the latest information on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and food pricing strategies. The brief concludes that taxes resulting in substantially higher prices of SSBs could be a powerful policy tool for curbing obesity rates by leading people to reduce consumption.

Date: July 2009

Resource Type: Research Review

Focus Areas: Beverages Pricing & Economics