New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health

In a Huffington Post commentary on Mexico’s new soda tax, Larry Cohen from the Prevention Institute calls the Mexican legislation “one big step towards slowing and reversing the epidemic of unnecessary and preventable disease.”  In a New York Times op ed, Mark Bittman notes that the new taxes result from “an increasing awareness that Mexico’s accelerating public health crisis could hurt its economy, and that only prevention would make practical the universal, single-payer health care system instituted last year.”