Effects of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage SSB Taxation Across US Cities Study in JAMA Health Forum

A quasi-experimental design study on the effects of sugar-sweetened beverage SSB taxation across US cities (including San Francisco) came out as the lead article in JAMA Health Forum today.

Very significant findings: 33% reduction in SSB purchases relative to synthetics controls.


Scott Kaplan, PhD1Justin S. White, PhD2Kristine A. Madsen, MD3Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD4Sofia B. Villas-Boas, PhD5Dean Schillinger, MD6