# Sugar tax
Seattle Coke Tax Increased Beer Consumption by 7%
2 glasses of beerPhoto by Tembela Bohle from Pexels. In an effort to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks, Seattle implemented a tax in 2018 on all beverages with added sugar. A recent study has shown that this tax may have had unintended consequences, as beer consumption increased by 7% in the city after the tax was implemented.