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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults are obese in the U.S. alone [1]. Further, obesity-related heart disease and diabetes are among the leading health problems Americans face today. While there are several factors that contribute to obesity and obesity-related illness, there is a growing body of evidence that reveals sugary beverages are a major contributor to the global obesity epidemic.

Many beverages with added sugar contain more sugar in each bottle than the American Heart Association's (AHA) daily recommended limit. A 2009 report from the AHA revealed that soft drinks and sugar sweetened beverages are the largest contributors of added sugars in Americans' diets [2]. That same year, the cost of treating obesity-related medical issues was estimated to be almost $147 billion [3].

This problem is affecting our nation's children, as well. Analyses of middle school children depicted a 60% increase in obesity risk for every additional serving of sugary beverages consumed each day [4].

This needs to stop.

Adding a national tax to beverages that contain added sugars could have multiple benefits. The intuitive result of a per-ounce taxation on sugary drinks (including those with artificial sweeteners) would be a reduction in consumption. Further, the added tax revenue could be funneled into health programs aimed at obesity prevention, health education for children, and combating obesity-related illnesses.

Urge lawmakers to implement a national tax on sugary beverages. Sign now!

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To The Joint Committee on Taxation,

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults are obese in the U.S. alone. Further, obesity-related heart disease and diabetes are among the leading health problems Americans face today. While there are several factors that contribute to obesity and obesity-related illness, there is a growing body of evidence that reveals sugary beverages are a major contributor to the global obesity epidemic.

Many beverages with added sugar contain more sugar in each bottle than the American Heart Association's (AHA) daily recommended limit. A 2009 report from the AHA revealed that soft drinks and sugar sweetened beverages are the largest contributors of added sugars in Americans' diets. That same year, the cost of treating obesity-related medical issues was estimated to be almost $147 billion.

This problem is affecting our nation's children, as well. Analyses of middle school children depicted a 60% increase in obesity risk for every additional serving of sugary beverages consumed each day.

This needs to stop.

If you levied a national tax on beverages that contain added sugars, it could have multiple benefits. The intuitive result of a per-ounce taxation on sugary drinks (including those with artificial sweeteners) would be a reduction in consumption. Further, the added tax revenue could be funneled into health programs aimed at obesity prevention, health education for children, and combating obesity-related illnesses.

I'm writing to urge you to implement a national tax on sugary beverages.

Petition Signatures


Oct 14, 2017 Mel Tham
Oct 13, 2017 Jessie McGraw
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2017 Ash Decker
Oct 9, 2017 Kellen Livingston
Oct 7, 2017 Paul Smith
Oct 7, 2017 Victoria Karcs
Oct 6, 2017 Casey Valentine
Oct 5, 2017 Jamie Morvitz
Oct 4, 2017 Dita Škalič
Oct 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 Elizabeth Ayscough This is a no brainer.......fewer cavities, less obesity, and and less money going to a bad industry!
Oct 2, 2017 Dayanara Montes De Oca
Oct 2, 2017 Richard Legault
Oct 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2017 Becky Marek
Sep 30, 2017 Pamala McKenna
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Sep 30, 2017 Paula p
Sep 30, 2017 Dawn Odonnell
Sep 28, 2017 Rina Drori
Sep 28, 2017 Sarah Jordan
Sep 28, 2017 Coeli Smith
Sep 27, 2017 Zoltan Nagy
Sep 27, 2017 Nikki Haffner
Sep 27, 2017 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Sep 26, 2017 Flo Schneider
Sep 26, 2017 Lynette Rynders
Sep 25, 2017 jane cook
Sep 25, 2017 George Anderson
Sep 25, 2017 Nadejda Sarafidova
Sep 25, 2017 Michel Taillet
Sep 25, 2017 Robin Giesen
Sep 25, 2017 April Carty-Palmer
Sep 25, 2017 Kelly-ann Kelly
Sep 25, 2017 Sonja Nielsen
Sep 25, 2017 vanessa mangiarano
Sep 25, 2017 Gemma Eggleton
Sep 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2017 Linda Corcoran
Sep 24, 2017 Edgar Gehlert Sugared drinks, fast food, junk food all need to be taxed.
Sep 24, 2017 Patricia Hadeed
Sep 24, 2017 David Pawlowski
Sep 24, 2017 Martha Walsh
Sep 24, 2017 Julie Griffith
Sep 24, 2017 Deanna Drost
Sep 24, 2017 Nadia Burguin
Sep 24, 2017 Iryna Andreychuk
Sep 24, 2017 Sofia Lorenzini
Sep 24, 2017 Amanda Ault

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