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Should Soda and Other Sugary Drinks Be Taxed? — Survey of the Day

Much like cigarettes and alcohol are taxed, there is a movement afoot to levy similar charges on soda and other sweetened beverages.

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Oregon doctors want soda tax
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Oregon Bill Would Tax Soda-’Give Kids Opportunity To Exercise’

Backers of a controversial tax on soda hope to have it on the ballot this fall for voters to decide in Multnomah County.

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Researchers Propose Higher Tax on Sugary Beverages

As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.

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