DB2.docx - Sugar Tax Obesity had become out of control in Mexico The Mexican government believed a large part of this could be contributed to their

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Sugar Tax Obesity had become out of control in Mexico. The Mexican government believed a large part of this could be contributed to their sugar intake. Mexico is known for their love of Coca- Cola and their sugary drinks. Partially due to this, 70% of their population is overweight [ CITATION Bos17 \l 1033 ]. The Mexican government implemented a tax on soda to discourage the consumption of them. As you can see by the pie chart below, figure 1.1, soda and sugary drinks have long made up the largest part of human sugar intake [CITATION Fri \l 1033 ]. The soda tax referenced above is an example of an excise tax. An excise tax is a tax that is imposed on a specific good or amenity [ CITATION Mat18 \l 1033 ]. Due to the high visibility of excise taxes, they typically fall on sellers rather than consumers. Governments implement these taxes for a variety of reasons. With the soda tax, or a tax placed on tabaco, the government’s goal would be to improve the health and wellbeing of their citizens. In these

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