(Image source: The Rubin Group)


BY VERONICA POLIVANAYA


The Big Apple is putting a lid on big sugary drinks. New York City’s Board of Health backed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban Thursday.

Sugary drinks are now limited to 16 ounces.
The ban applies to drinks sold at restaurants and concession stands.
Convenience stores are exempt.

Mayor Bloomberg first proposed the regulation in May. After several months of review, the panel voted 8-0 for the ban, with one member abstaining from the vote. Perhaps not surprising though, considering...

GRACE RAUH: “Members of the board of health are appointed by the Mayor…”

Now that New York has become the first to city to outlaw large-sized soft drinks, the mayor’s official Twitter feed called it...

“...the single biggest step any gov’t has taken to curb #obesity. It will help save lives.”

And though Mayor Bloomberg is the man behind the city’s effort to curb smoking —

An August New York Times poll found 60 percent of city residents opposed the ban.

And a New Yorker piece suggested the plan made living in the city feel like an elaborate social-science experiment designed to reshape their behavior and desires...”

But a New York Times blogger says at least it’s a start.

CASEY NEISTAT: “With 58 percent of adults in New York City overweight or obese … it is evident that some people just aren’t responsible enough to feed themselves. A nanny is just what New York City, and the rest of America, needs.”

Restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas have six months to comply or face a $200 fine each time there’s a violation. The ban doesn’t affect people who want to buy more than one pop.

 

New York Becomes First City To Ban Large Sodas

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Sep 13, 2012

New York Becomes First City To Ban Large Sodas

(Image source: The Rubin Group)


BY VERONICA POLIVANAYA


The Big Apple is putting a lid on big sugary drinks. New York City’s Board of Health backed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban Thursday.

Sugary drinks are now limited to 16 ounces.
The ban applies to drinks sold at restaurants and concession stands.
Convenience stores are exempt.

Mayor Bloomberg first proposed the regulation in May. After several months of review, the panel voted 8-0 for the ban, with one member abstaining from the vote. Perhaps not surprising though, considering...

GRACE RAUH: “Members of the board of health are appointed by the Mayor…”

Now that New York has become the first to city to outlaw large-sized soft drinks, the mayor’s official Twitter feed called it...

“...the single biggest step any gov’t has taken to curb #obesity. It will help save lives.”

And though Mayor Bloomberg is the man behind the city’s effort to curb smoking —

An August New York Times poll found 60 percent of city residents opposed the ban.

And a New Yorker piece suggested the plan made living in the city feel like an elaborate social-science experiment designed to reshape their behavior and desires...”

But a New York Times blogger says at least it’s a start.

CASEY NEISTAT: “With 58 percent of adults in New York City overweight or obese … it is evident that some people just aren’t responsible enough to feed themselves. A nanny is just what New York City, and the rest of America, needs.”

Restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas have six months to comply or face a $200 fine each time there’s a violation. The ban doesn’t affect people who want to buy more than one pop.

 
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