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Bitter study: Soda taxes don't cut obesity, drive people to other sugars

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Health,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Taxes,New York City,Obesity
A new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation casts "serious doubt" on efforts by nanny state legislators to curb obesity through tax increases on sweet sodas and energy drinks, finding in some cases that people simply shift to other sweets — and gain weight. "Our results cast serious doubt on the assumptions that proponents of large soda taxes make on its likely impacts on...