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Interview: Dr. Frank Chaloupka Discusses the Effectiveness of Taxes on Soda, Tobacco, and Alcohol

Knowledgeable Magazine interviewed Dr. Frank Chaloupka for the article "Do Soda Taxes Work?" on October 18, 2019. The article examines taxing harmful products to discourage their consumption. It provides an interesting perspective on the research Dr. Chaloupka and Tobacconomics has done around increasing taxes on products, such as sugar-sweetened beverages and tobacco.

Dr. Chaloupka is quoted in the article as saying “There’s decades of work now on tobacco, hundreds of studies from around the world, showing that if you raise prices you induce adults to quit smoking and prevent kids from taking it up." The article also links to a report Dr. Chaloupka co-authored on the subject.

Read the full article here.