Empire Nannies: NYC Banning Sale of Big Sized Sugary Drinks

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soda tax 0 300x213 Empire Nannies: NYC Banning Sale of Big Sized Sugary DrinksNew York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

CONTINUED at The NY Times.

1 Comment

  • Milton June 21, 2012 - 5:03 AM

    This is a horrible idea. It will just drive more people to drink diet soda, which has not been proven to be more healthy than regular soda. I would be very cautious about forcing the entire population of New York City to drink diet soda, given that the jury is still out on its health effects.