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Soda taxes spread after votes in four US cities

The next soda tax vote is set for Cook County, Illinois on Thursday

In San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, the taxes will be a penny per ounce, the same as in Berkeley where voters passed a levy in 2014. In Boulder, the vote was for a two-US cent-per-ounce tax.

New York

THREE California cities voted for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and another in Colorado was likely to follow suit, unofficial election results showed on Wednesday, as local governments' push to cut soda consumption to stem obesity gathered speed.

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