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Jesse Jones-Smith Co-Leads Study of Soda-Tax Impact on Seattle Health, Economics

Nutritional Sciences News & UW Medicine Newsroom

How will we know if Seattle’s new soda tax, which takes effect Jan. 1, actually reduces the consumption of sugary drinks? A multi-disciplinary team, led by obesity epidemiologist Dr. Jesse Jones-Smith of the UW School of Public Health and Dr. Nadine Chan of Public Health – Seattle & King County, will assess how the new tax changes buying and drinking habits over the next four years.

December 27, 2017