On the Ballot Nov. 8: Clinton, Trump, Obesity, and Coke

Posted on October 28, 2016 | Bloomberg by Deena Shanker

There's another showdown this Election Day, besides Clinton vs. Trump. The $72.6 billion soda industry is facing four initiatives to tax the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages, one of the biggest battles yet in the U.S. soda wars.

If the initiatives—three in California's Bay Area cities and one in Boulder, Colo.— succeed, and spread as others have, the push to tax soda could ultimately affect the health of millions of Americans.

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