Sugar tax dumped after just two months

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Natasha Burling,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:51AM
An American county has ditched its sugar tax after just two months. (Photo \ Getty Images)

An American county has ditched its sugar tax after just two months.

The tax in Cook County, Illinois was collected for a general fund not for a medical fund.

The county's commissioner Sean M Morrison says the projected revenue was nowhere near what authorities thought it would be.

He said the tax added four dollars to a case of Cola, so people simply went elsewhere.

"Unfortunately if someone was going to buy their shopping pattern for the week, they would go and do their entire shopping outside the county so we were losing massive additional revenue."

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