Health proponents, beverage industry debate merits of tax on sweet drinks

Those supporting an additional tax for calorie-packed drinks say it could encourage people to choose healthier drinks, while those opposed say there is no proof this would work.

The Senate's Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, chaired by Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, has recommended a tax on sugary drinks to combat obesity. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By DENIS CALNAN

PUBLISHED : Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM

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