Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Cook County’s short-lived ‘soda’ tax worked, says new study

(University of Illinois at Chicago) A study of beverage sales in Cook County, Illinois, shows that for four months in 2017 -- when the county implemented a penny-per-ounce tax on both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks -- purchases of the taxed beverages decreased by 21%, even after an adjustment for cross-border shopping.