Fewer Americans are drinking soda. A report by the trade publication "Beverage Digest" says soft drink sales were down about 1.2% in 2016. It's the 12th straight year of declines.
Industry experts blame higher sugar taxes and consumers opting for healthier drinks. The digest estimates the per capita total at about 640 8 ounce servings of soda per person last year. That's the lowest total since 1985 when the publication first started tracking soda sales.
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