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Cook County, IL Joins List of Cities With Soft Drink Tax

Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson

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Cook County, with the leadership of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, has today joined the growing list of U.S. communities protecting their citizens’ health with a soft-drink tax.

Congratulations!  Coming on the heels of sugar-drinks taxes passing Tuesday in Boulder, CO, and in Albany, Oakland, and San Francisco, CA, the momentum is clear.  We hope that more and more states and localities will protect their citizens from the increased risk of soda-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and tooth decay.

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Contact Jeff Cronin (jcronin[at]cspinet.org) or Ariana Stone (astone[at]cspinet.org).