Originally the staff here at NobodyisFlyingthePlane was against this tax. We looked at it from the perspective of City needing to focus energy on far greater problems. We came around this year when municipalities tried again.
Even if the money is not earmarked for health issues it does seem to have positive effects. More impact full was our realization that this could b a new way to punish corporations for harmful behavior and products. At least it may disincentivize products which do more harm than good.
It’s always heart warming to see a company that profits by poisoning people take one on the chin.
Could we come up with local taxes on coal companies and other polluters?
Big Soda’s Well-Deserved Losing Streak http://nyti.ms/2eNqeGs