Soda is a drink that many health consious people disgust.
The item is low priced and filled with un-healthy ingredients. Soda consumption, for the most part, has been declining in the United States, but the Mayor in Philly is looking to speed up the process and push the people in his community towards healthier options.
New mayor Jim Kenney has proposed a new sugary drink tax. Kenney’s tax would add an additional 3 cents per ounce, while also shaving a couple inches off your waistline.
According to a recent Harvard study, if the tax is approved, Philadelphians could see some major health benefits. 36,000 people wouldn’t be obese, 2,300 fewer cases of diabetes would be diagnosed, and $200 million would be saved in health-care spending.