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Diet soda may be hurting your diet

May 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Recent medical studies suggest that policymakers eager to implement a soda tax may also want to include diet drinks because these sweeteners may be contributing to chronic diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well

Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular carbonated soft drink. The original is made with sugar, but the others contain artificial sweeteners that are now linked to a rise in obesity and diabetes. By Chones/

Britain defends new sugar tax following criticism

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:00 PM

It s disappointing that the government has chosen to single out soft drinks says Coca Cola s Jon Woods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 22: Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler at Marina Supermarket on July 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot for a 2-cents-per-ounce soda tax. If the measure passes in the November election, tax proceeds would help finance nutrition, health, disease prevention and recreation programs. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Britain imposes sugar tax on soft drinks to cut obesity

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:10 PM

2015 data show majority of British adults and more than a quarter of children between two and 15 are overweight or obese

epa03243482 A display of soda at a store in New York, New York, USA, 31 May 2012. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans yesterday to implement a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The law is another effort by the administration to fight obesity. EPA/JUSTIN LANE