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We're talking taxes, specifically, a soda tax. Several cities and metropolitan areas have already passed a tax on soda — proponents say studies show that the tax deters people from buying the sugary beverages, while opponent say it's a regressive tax on low income people.

Will Massachusetts follow efforts from Philadelphia, Oakland and San Francisco in the next legislative session?

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

This segment aired on November 29, 2016.

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