Sugary Soda Tax - Will it help reduce consumption?

Here is the article.  I sure hope it helps because drinking sugary drinks adds so many extra calories to one's daily intake, plus, of course, constant insulin surges - very fattening!

First, the facts: Americans drank 13.8 billion gallons of soda, punch, sports drinks, sweet tea and other high-calorie, nutrient-free beverages in 2009, according to industry data. That works out to about 70,000 calories per person. The sugar in all this “liquid candy,” as it is often called, is considered to be a major contributing factor to the obesitycrisis, which in turn has fueled the rise of Type 2 diabetes and other diseases.