The Soda Tax is most clearly a health issue. Science now has shown that sugary drinks kill by causing diabetes (amputations, blindness, kidney failure), heart attacksand cancer. We now know that you do not need to be overweight or obese to be at risk.
But the Soda Tax is also a social justice issue. Big Soda’s advertising targets poor and minority communities, where residents suffer both high soda consumption and high rates of type-2 diabetes.
But wait, there’s more. The Soda Tax is more than a health issue and more than a social justice issue. It is also an environmental issue of vast importance.