GOVERNMENT POPS ASSAULT ON SODA AND CALORIES
New York Bans Sale of Big Size Sugary Drinks
Washington, D.C. — Popping, with a vote of 8-0, the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's far-reaching ban on the sale of large,sugar infused beverages in restaurants, fast food joints, delis, movie theaters, athletic venues and even food carts across the city – in what is the government's most substancial assault on calories to date.
The ban obstructs the selling of any cup or bottle of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces – smaller than the standard bottle of soda. The regulation, the first in our country to take a reach at limiting the sugary drinks, takes effect in March.
Companies – large and small – have a six months to comply with the ban before they are issued with steep fines.
"The approval to ban large-sized sugary drinks sends a clear message to New Yorkers: you can't be trusted to make good decision about your diet so your choices will simply be taken away.
"New Yorkers don't need a nanny telling them what they can and cannot eat. They need a Mayor who is focused on making their city a better and safer place to live."
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