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UIC Finds More Evidence That Soda Taxes Work


Two new studies published by researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago provide evidence that public policies to reduce consumption of added sugars through taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are effective and sustainable.

Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda, juice, and energy and sports drinks, are the largest contributor of added sugars in American diets. Overconsumption of added sugars significantly contributes to obesity and is associated with comorbidities like diabetes, which can increase cancer risks and result in more severe COVID-19 illness. Currently, more than 50% of adults and 65% of children consume more added sugars than recommended.

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, often called soda taxes, aim to provide financial incentives to consumers choosing healthier beverages while also funding public health programs.

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Posted on December 4, 2021

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Posted on November 3, 2020

UIC Finds More Evidence That Soda Taxes Work

The studies are the first to comprehensively evaluate the tax's long-term impact across all store types and across all beverages and sweets sold.

Posted on December 4, 2021

Climate Deniers' Top 4 Scare Tactics

By Stella Levantesi and Giulio Corsi/DeSmog
Climate misinformation used to be more focused on undermining the science, but over time the strategies have been moving more towards attacking solutions and creating fear, as well as leaning towards "cultural-war" type misinformation.

Posted on November 20, 2021

Obama CBA Coalition's 6 Demands For South Shore

By The Obama CBA Coalition
Evictions and property values both rising. Thanks, Obama.

Posted on November 15, 2021

The United States Of Tax Havens

By William Winter/OtherWords
Like our billionaires at home, foreign oligarchs and despots are sheltering untold sums from taxation across our country.

Posted on November 4, 2021

Whites Still Fleeing

By The American Psychological Association
While Asian Americans were perceived by white Americans as a greater threat than Black Americans to a hypothetical white-majority neighborhood's cultural character, Black Americans were perceived as a greater threat than Asian Americans to the neighborhood's safety and resources.

Posted on October 27, 2021

Welcome To The ER. Private Equity Will See You Now.

By Lynn Parramore/Common Dreams
Doctors and medical experts say private equity firms and profiteering corporations are putting American lives at risk and compromising the practice of medicine.

Posted on October 24, 2021

IDOC Still Violating Constitution

By The Uptown People's Law Center
How long, how long must we sing this song.

Posted on October 23, 2021

When Wall Street Came To My Mobile Home Park

By Francine Townsend/Other Words
Private equity destroys communities.

Posted on October 13, 2021

"Let 'Em Have It, Boys, Let 'Em Have It. Fuck These People."

By Abby Zimet/Common Dreams
From Minneapolis, a too-common tale of racist, brutal, corrupt policing in America.

Posted on October 11, 2021

10 Facts About Pretrial Electronic Monitoring In Cook County

By The Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts and the Chicago Council of Lawyers
The Cook County Sheriff's Electronic Monitoring Program appears to perpetuate racial disparities in the criminal legal system (surprise!) and destabilize communities without a return for public safety.

Posted on September 23, 2021

Private Equity Destroyed My Job

By Shirley Smith/Other Words
Almost immediately after it bought the company, TH Lee used Art Van's golden name to borrow massive amounts of money and saddle the company with debt. TH Lee also sold off Art Van's real estate, then forced Art Van to pay rent on the same property it once owned. Sound familiar?

Posted on September 21, 2021

OIG: CPD Cannot Meet Constitutional Duty

By The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
The department has undertaken almost no corrective actions.

Posted on September 16, 2021

When Does Life Begin? There's More Than One Religious View

By Rachel Mikva/The Conversation
By and large, for example, Jewish texts don't confer personhood on a fetus until it is born.

Posted on September 7, 2021

Hucksters Selling 'Vaccine-Detox' Snake Oil Must Be Held Accountable

By The Center for Inquiry
Despicable goldmine enabled by Google and Amazon.

Posted on August 26, 2021

IDOC Mental Health Care Still Unconstitutional After 5 Years

By The Uptown People's Law Center
How many roads must we go down, for how many years, when, despite pious assurances of an commitment to deliver constitutional care, we always end up at the same place - unalleviated mental suffering caused by ignoring community standards of care. Will this ever end?

Posted on August 22, 2021

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