Illinois soda tax could cut health costs, raise $561 million in revenue annually

Posted on April 25, 2017 | Chicago Tribune by Greg Trotter

A penny-per-ounce state tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could raise $561 million a year in new revenue for Illinois, while also saving millions in health care costs associated with obesity and diabetes, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The report was commissioned and funded by Healthy Food America.

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