I've seen this on the news in the past few weeks. I've posted on links to some states who are pushing for an 18% tax on non-diet sodas. This is supposed to make people think about their lifestyle choices - similar to what the cigarette taxes are supposed to do. What is your take on this? http://www.goodeater.org/2/post/2009/02/obesity-tax.html http://www.taxfoundation.org/blog/show/1663.html http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,468245,00.html So, assume that a soft drink costs $1.49 at a local gas station. Then, add state taxes, plus an 18% soda tax. If the drink is purchased in NC, it would cost $1.87.