A.M.A. rejects proposed soft drinks tax

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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LAS VEGAS — The American Medical Association (A.M.A.) has decided against a proposed tax on soft drinks and has instead approved a proposal to support obesity prevention efforts.

The American Beverage Association (A.B.A.) had opposed the tax and welcomed the A.M.A.’s decision to support obesity prevention programs.

"The beverage industry appreciates the hard work of the American Medical Association in adopting a comprehensive approach to addressing the complex problem of obesity," said Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the A.B.A. "The beverage industry is and will continue to be part of collaborative efforts with the medical and health community to help tackle this issue."

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