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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: The Authors Reply


Colchero, M. Arantxa; Ng, Shu Wen; & Popkin, Barry M. (2017). Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: The Authors Reply. Health Affairs, 36(6), 1145.


A study using manufacturing data showed that sales of sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico fell 7.3 percent on average two years after the tax was implemented, compared to the period 2007–13. 1 These results align with those in our article (Mar 2017), which estimated changes in beverage purchases in a representative sample of urban households, and illustrate the robustness of our findings.


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Health Affairs


Colchero, M. Arantxa
Ng, Shu Wen
Popkin, Barry M.