Sugary beverage tax policy: Lessons learned from tobacco

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Excise taxes on sugary beverages have been proposed as a method to replicate the public health success of tobacco control and to generate revenue. As policymakers increase efforts to pass sugary beverage taxes, they cananticipate thatmanufacturers will emulate the strategies employed by tobacco companies in their attempts to counteract the impact of such taxes. Policymakers should therefore consider 2 complementary laws-minimum price laws and prohibitions on coupons and discounting-to accomplish the intended price increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e13-e15
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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