Taxing Soft Drinks

Taxing Soft Drinks

Soda pop, obesity and spiraling healthcare costs. Studies that link soft drink consumption to America's growing obesity epidemic have led to calls for a new tax on sugary soft drinks. Arguments for and against.

Soda pop, obesity and spiraling healthcare costs. Studies that link soft drink consumption to America's growing obesity epidemic have led to calls for a new tax on sugary soft drinks. Arguments for and against.

Guests

Kelly Brownell

director, Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

J. Justin Wilson

senior research analyst, Center for Consumer Freedom.

David Kessler

former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and author of "The End of Overeating"

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