Seattle Sets Sky High Sugary Beverage Tax

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Seattle's sugary drink tax came into effect on January 1 and is now the second highest in the nation at 1.75 cents per ounce
Shoppers are beginning to notice, taking to Twitter in awe of the steep increases
Both regular and diet drinks with added sugar have been linked to risks of obesity and related diseases 
The health effects of diet drinks are not entirely understood, but research suggests higher taxes may help reduce sugar intake 

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