A study on … uh … soda taxes?

Will raising taxes on pop curb unhealthy habit?

Remember back during the health reform debate when politicians were throwing around ideas for funding health reform and the ideas included taxes on soft drinks and other yummy – I mean – unhealthy food and drink?

Well, researchers at Harvard – home of hasty pudding (which I imagine is yummy and unhealthy) – decided to find out whether employees of the school’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital would curb their soda habits if the researched tacked on a 35 percent tax.

We expected the students to take the vending machines down to Boston Harbor … maybe start a Soda Party … but no. Still, the results were interesting.

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