BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A new sugary tax is now in effect in Boulder.
Voters passed the tax last November, but it didn’t go into effect until July 1.
The tax adds an extra two cents per ounce on sugary beverages.
The tax money will help fund programs promoting exercise and healthy eating.
According to Boulder County Public Health, kids who drink just one sugary drink per day have a 55 percent higher risk of obesity, a 33 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease, and a 25 percent higher risk of Type Two Diabetes.