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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle along with health care providers address the health and economic benefits of the Sweetened Beverage Tax during a recent press conference. Photo Credit: Cook County Health & Hospitals System

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle along with health care providers address the health and economic benefits of the Sweetened Beverage Tax during a recent press conference. Photo Credit: Cook County Health & Hospitals System

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PRECKWINKLE, HEALTH EXPERTS ADDRESS THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE PENNY-PER-OUNCE TAX

The Sweetened Beverage Tax goes beyond sugar and sweetened drinks like soda pop. But the new tax applies to bottled and canned beverages, diet soda, ready-to drink sweetened coffees and teas and sports and energy drinks.