Vermont Organization Seeks Soda Tax

Jan. 3, 2011
Vermont Organization Seeks Soda Tax

The Alliance for a Healthier Vermont supports a tax increase on sugar sweetened drinks as a measure to combat obesity, according to The National Association of Convenience Stores.

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Editor's Insight: The governor does not support this proposal, but the state attorney general does. Hence, the refreshment services industry in Vermont must join the state beverage association in opposing this measure.

Refreshment service operators should advise their customers that studies have shown that taxes on food and beverages do not change people's behavior. 01-03-11 Elliott Maras