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Sugar-sweetened beverage tax bill introduced at RI State House

by Megan T. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

State Representative Edie Ajello has introduced a bill that would impose a one-cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Rhode Island.  Revenue collected from the tax would be deposited into a new "Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund" aimed at reducing rates of the most prevalent and preventable health conditions; increasing healthy behaviors; increasing the adoption of workplace-wellness programs; addressing health dispartities and, developing a stronger base of effective prevention programming in the Ocean State.




To view the full proposal click the following link:

Click here to view the AHA's new fact sheet "Decreasing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption: Policy Approaches to Address Obesity":

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