[POLL] Bye-Bye Super Size: NYC Plans Ban on Big Sodas

What's your take on Bloomberg's plan to rid the Big Apple of large sugary beverages?

No more big sodas in the Big Apple?

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, that's what's coming next to your favorite five-borough restaurant, movie theater or street vendor.

The mayor plans to eliminate the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces in each of those places in an "ambitious" effort to combat obesity, The New York Times reported today.

“New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” Bloomberg told the paper. 

Exemptions, such as for diet drinks and sales in supermarkets, are expected to be part of the new law, eyed for spring 2013, according to the Times.

It would mark the first such ban in the country, but follows the mayor's successful efforts to ban trans fats and curb public smoking.

The New York City Beverage Association is certainly not thrilled.

So nanny-state-gone-mad or nice job Bloomie?

MisterSpuddy June 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Psssst, don't tell Bloomberg, apparently he likes it- maybe he doesn't know that's bad for us too?
Peter June 06, 2012 at 04:05 AM
A shame his attempt to tax sugary drinks failed, that made more sense. The external cost of soda (obesity, health issues, productivity issues, etc) far outweigh the benefits. Coke & Pepsi make a fortune, the taxpayers cover the burden.
Omaro Kujo June 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM
This is a joke. So the soda companies will make more money when people buy two smaller drinks instead of one larger one.
Ladydi69126 June 13, 2012 at 04:13 PM
No one has the right to dictate to someone what they drink eat smoke etc. Who died and left you boss Bloomberg? Grant it most of this stuff is no good for you in mass quantities but where do you draw the line on your rights as a taxpayer?
Dorothy Williams July 04, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Since Mr. Bloomberg got term limits overturned for himself I guess he believes he has the right to tell everyone what to do, what to eat, and how to think. I think taxpayers need to give him a big wake up call. We didn't originally elect him to be our overseer, but to keep the economy in line. Just because he's rich he thinks he has the right to tell us all what to do.


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