Philadelphia passes a soda tax

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Philadelphia has become the second city in the United States to approve a soda tax.

In a final vote of 13-4, the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-added and artificially sweetened soft drinks. That would add 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $ 1.08 for a six-pack or $ 1.02 for a two-liter bottle.

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