Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End of Philadelphia ’ s Soda Tax

A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city ’ s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to turn public opinion against it.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Soft Drinks Sales and Excise Taxes Elections, Mayors Diet and Nutrition Obesity Primaries and Caucuses Philadelphia (Pa) Jim Kenney American Beverage Association your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

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