The City of Berkeley California passed a soda tax that went into effect in May of 2015. Since then a study has shown that consumption has dropped by a whopping 22%.  While it may be a combination of the increase in cost and the campaign associated with new tax it had its desired effect.

Kids and adults nationwide drink too much soda and as doctors and nutritionists work to educate the public about healthy eating habits to counter obesity, sometimes it take hitting one’s pocketbook to get people to wake up.

Read more at the Business Insider

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