Philadelphia passes soda tax after mayor rewrites playbook – Channel NewsAsia

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks.

“in Malaysia public health care is subsidize by the government and Malaysia does have a growing number of type 2 diabetes cause by an excessive intake of high calorie food, sugary drinks and lack of exercise.

i do think this “soda tax” if implemented by countries that are subsidizing their public health services is a good way to deter the public from excessive drinking of sugary drinks which will ease the budget burden on the healthcare system which in turn the surplus budget can be use to improve other areas of public health care”.

what do you think about “soda taxes”?

muzalli

 

Source: Philadelphia passes soda tax after mayor rewrites playbook – Channel NewsAsia

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