The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.
In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.
On-campus soda availability dropped by almost 50 percent between the 2006-2007 and 2010-2011 school years.
With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).
The Washington, D.C. city council announced yesterday that the recently approved Healthy Schools Act will be funded by a new 6 percent tax on soft drinks.