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Five soda tax policies impact type of sugary drink consumption

The research, published in the journal JAMA Open, found a syruppy tax cut of 5.5 percent had the biggest impact on cola, 4.5 percent cut cola consumption, pints and other small-BOOSTs, and none of the other types of beverages.
Goldstein, PhD, an associate professor of epidemiology and public health in the UD School of Public Health.
The tax was estimated to raise beverage taxes by 25 percent, which would lead to a downward fiscal impact of $2.4 million, the study estimated.
“Delaware showed producers that the excise tax reductions would reduce consumption of sugary drinks,” Andrews said.
With this tax, bars and restaurants in Delaware will have to make the transition to a one-size-fits-all approach, rather than a tax that each is presenting.”