Have you ever heard of unintended consequences?
Publius Americanus
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Hi Publius Americanus, thanks for reading. It’s true soda taxes generally tend to impact poor folks more. The World Health Organization also recommends governments pass subsidies that reduce the price of fruits and vegetables, to encourage people to replace junk food with produce.

There’s not much evidence yet about whether soda taxes change people’s health, but since the evidence that does exist suggests taxes make people drink less soda, it’s hard to imagine how they would increase obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay.