A new paper, “Cost-Effectiveness Of The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in Mexico” was released today in Health Affairs. In 2014, Mexico imposed an excise tax of 1 peso per liter on sugar-sweetened beverages. Ana Basto-Abreu of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health is the lead author, along with Steve Gortmaker of the Harvard T.H. Chan … Continue reading “New Study Analyzes the Cost-Effectiveness of Mexico’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax”
A new paper from CHOICES, “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Stakeholder Evaluation of 2 Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine, US” was released today in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Obesity prevention is a priority item for many policymakers at the state level. This study modeled two obesity prevention strategies in the state of Maine – … Continue reading “CHOICES Study Analyzes and Gathers Stakeholder Input on Two Obesity Prevention Policies in Maine”
In a research brief released December 14, 2016, the CHOICES Project examined the cost-effectiveness and impact of a one cent per ounce city excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in the 15 largest US cities (with the authority to implement such a tax).
A CHOICES analysis of the proposed sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax in Philadelphia, PA, found that the policy would prevent thousands of cases of childhood and adult obesity, prevent new cases of diabetes, increase healthy life years, and save more in future healthcare costs than it would cost to implement. [Read the Full Brief]