Posted on August 1, 2016 | USA Today by Jim Krieger
USA Today's editorial board invited Healthy Food America to provide the response to the newspaper's editorial on sugary drinks taxes.
The time has come to tax sugary drinks like we tax tobacco. The analogy is powerful: As with tobacco, rock-solid evidence shows habitual use harms health. Sugary drinks are a prime culprit in rampant health problems — diabetes, obesity, and heart, dental and liver disease – that cut lives short and drive up health care costs.