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CA city issues first 'Soda Tax'

Sipping on sugary drinks will soon cost you a little more cash in Berkeley, CA. (Source: CNN) Sipping on sugary drinks will soon cost you a little more cash in Berkeley, CA. (Source: CNN)

BERKELEY, CA (CNN) – Sipping on sugary drinks will soon cost you a little more cash in Berkeley, CA.

Voters in the city approved a 1 cent an ounce tax on sugary sodas and energy drinks.

That adds about 12 cents to the price of a can of soda and 68 cents to a two-liter bottle.

A similar measure failed in nearby San Francisco.

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