The author of a recent study on the subject argues that a soda tax could raise billions of dollars while also discouraging the consumption of beverages that contribute to obesity and diabetes. Not surprisingly, the American Beverage Association calls such a tax discriminatory and ineffective.
Our dietitians often remind us that a calorie is a calorie, however it is consumed. So what do you think? Is it unfair to single out soft drinks, or is it reasonable to curb unhealthy behaviors through taxation?