Heard a lot about the Cook County soda pop tax?

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Soda and sugary drinks
are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet.

One soda a day 
can lead to an extra 10 pounds of weight gain a year.

The soda tax can make a difference by reducing consumption of unhealthy soda pop and sugary beverages that contribute to:

DIABETES

OBESITY

HEART DISEASE

and other serious medical conditions.

and studies have shown that drinking sugary sodas for just two weeks increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Support for the soda tax is growing in Cook County. 

One soda a day can lead to an extra 10 pounds a year.

and studies have shown that drinking sugary sodas for just two weeks increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

The soda tax can make a difference by reducing consumption of unhealthy soda pop and sugary beverages that contribute to:

PAID FOR BY MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG

The Soda Pop Tax 
Means Healthier Kids

40% of all children will develop Type 2 diabetes. For African-American and Latino children - it's almost 1 in 2.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At the same time, it will help support public health programs and crucial services in Cook County hospitals.

"Sugary sweetened beverages may be sweet, but they're not good for our health. We're seeing diabetes rates and obesity rates skyrocket...That is a clarion call for a public health emergency."


Cook County Dept. of Public Health

"We've seen similar taxes create real, positive change in other cities across the country — in the form of reduced consumption of sweetened beverages and increased consumption of healthier beverages.”

"This tax will work. Philadelphia had a similar tax and while some consumers went elsewhere to purchase their soda, total soda consumption did decrease by 27%.”

“I choose the lives of our children over these jobs. We can create more jobs, but we can’t recreate our children. ” 

Elissa Bassler

Dr. Clare Crosh

Reshorna Fitzpatrick

CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute, and executive director of the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity.

Resident Assistant at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Pastor at the Stone Temple

-Dr. Terry Mason

Hear stories from Zorain Carter, a retired nurse & Dr. Phalese Binion, a Chicago minister.

Heard a lot about the Cook County soda pop tax?

GET THE FACTS

Hear stories from Zorain Carter, a retired nurse  & Dr. Phalese Binion,    a Chicago minister.