What do you think? Take our poll. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City wants to ban super-sized soft drinks. The city’s health department is trying to combat an epidemic of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The ban would not apply to grocery stores, and people could still buy as many 16 ounce drinks as they choose. What do you think of this idea? Let us know in our poll below.
…The move to ban super-sized sugared soft drinks, first reported in the New York Times yesterday, is the latest of several anti-obesity and nutrition initiatives undertaken by the administration. It is among strategies to combat what the administration has described as an epidemic of obesity and related illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. “People will come to see this very much in the interest of public health,” Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said today at a press conference. “This is going to start a nationwide movement toward this, a nationwide trend. I think it will prove to be very popular.
Henry Goldman and Duane D. Stanford
from their May 2012 article NYC Mayor Bloomberg Seeks Ban on Super-Size Soft Drinks