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[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?

Is Queens about to be restricted to little sodas?

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?

Kourtney May 31, 2012 at 04:58 PM
GOOD! My kids drink too much of this and are too hyped up as it is! This will also be a great thing to help with America's obesity problem.
max May 31, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Our mayor should run for office in Singapore. He would be perfect.
cmjake June 01, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Everyone talks about "choice". Kids become "addicted" to sugar through no choice of their own. It is contributing to an intolerable health problem in this country and no one noticed the sugar-industries intentional effort to get us all addicted. Cravings we call it. It's a poison. A drug. I remember the first time I saw a coke machine, looming HUGE, in a NYC school cafeteria. I was horrified. Now they are not allowed. Thank you! No, the "choice" was made, and not by the children, to get them to "need" that super-sized one. Watch The Truman Show. We're the stars.
Lena June 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I think that this miniature megalomaniac ought to give up this nonsense.
Phil Konigsberg June 03, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Marketing is clearly the reason that the super-sized drink is the choice of many children and adults. How many of you remember stopping at a soda vending machine on the road and putting in your coins, pulling the lever and taking pulling out your beverage choice? Do you remember the size of those glass bottles? It was 6.5 ounces and satisfied the thirst quench for most of us then. Today's soft drink supersizes are a bit much.

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