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New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks

Posted By admin On May 31, 2012 @ 3:17 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
NY Times [1]
May 31, 2012

New 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.

The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.

“Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, ‘Oh, this is terrible,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in the Governor’s Room at City Hall.

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[1] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print

[2] Social Micro-Engineering Begins: NYC May Ban ‘Sugary Drinks’ From Food Stamp Buys: http://www.prisonplanet.com/social-micro-engineering-begins-nyc-may-ban-sugary-drinks-from-food-stamp-buys.html

[3] Pregnant women should avoid ‘diet’ soft drinks: researchers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pregnant-women-should-avoid-diet-soft-drinks-researchers.html

[4] Kids Get 7 Trillion Calories of Sugar from Cancer-Causing Beverages Each Year: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kids-get-7-trillion-calories-of-sugar-from-cancer-causing-beverages-each-year.html

[5] Bloomberg Plans Ban on Super Size Soft Drinks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bloomberg-plans-ban-on-super-size-soft-drinks.html

[6] Diet drinks linked with higher depression risk – research: http://www.prisonplanet.com/diet-drinks-linked-with-higher-depression-risk-%e2%80%93-research.html

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