Skip to comments.New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
Posted on 05/30/2012 7:26:28 PM PDT by John W
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
I can see it now, smugglers hauling Big Gulp cups into NYC.
Just how do the peeps ban big gov’ts?
Jumbo chocolate malt please!
These people are insane.
I’d just buy two or three sodas or smuggle in my favorite beverage in the bladder of my Camel Back.
And nobody is telling this ban-mad-nanny where he can go?
Ya.. like that will fix the problem :/
the problem is not the cup. It’s the hand it’s placed in. I can drink just as much soda at McDonalds with a small or medium cup.
They have free refills after all.
I can see them doing 2 for 1 drinks or selling bottomless cups at the theater. The only effect this ban would have is on drive thru orders.
Just give them time. Soon they will be banning the multiple sales of smaller drinks.
Prohibition didn’t work.
I wish I knew how to spell laughingstock ...
When Big Gulps are outlawed ....
Is obesity really that much of a problem in NYC? You walk everywhere, I don’t remember seeing a lot of chubbs (other than maybe a few tourists passing through?).
But, on the good news front, the price will be decreased proportionately.
So you won’t be able to purchase a 64 ounce Big Gulp but you’ll be able to buy a Margerita that could float a battleship and they’re doing this for health reasons.
Is that about right?
So just buy two
“It’s for your own good” sounds so good, and is the death knell of freedoms and liberties. I want, I demand the freedom to make bad choices. I don’t want some nanny-state do-gooder deciding what he or she thinks is good for me.
Not for long. By the time Bloomberg is done, the line in front of the counter at a fast food chain will double as a scale/scanner. You don't need to order, your biometrics will be used to order what is good for you. Just pay and take what they give you.
If it wasn’t for term limits (before Bloomberg ended them), Rudy Giuliani would, probably, still be NYC mayor, today.
NYC already has a thriving black market. All this does is add new products to it.
Psst, gov’ment types: you don’t get sales taxes from black market transactions, and you don’t get to count the jobs created in the black market, either.
Rent the cup to the customer and then fill it for free with what ever they want LOL
What will happen when the poor cannot afford to buy multiple drinks to equal their previous big gulp? Who will champion the beverage disadvantaged?
***Is obesity really that much of a problem in NYC? You walk everywhere,****
I was there a week and a half ago. Never saw any fat people at all. All foods have the calorie count on the menu so there is no need for this silly law.
I lost five pounds walking everywhere. I walked so much my legs burned and I had to buy a coke and put a double shot of whiskey in it just to calm down so I could sleep.
Can you imagine someone from 1970 with a time machine reading this article?
They would wonder just what the hell happened here.
Thus proving it has nothing to do with health and everything to do with sucking up to idiot fat-freaks as long as serious tax dollars are not threatened.
While we all joke, seriously - WTH has happened to this country?
in protest, new Yorkers should not eat out for a month... that includes starbucks
they’d feel that
just another example of the brilliant economic insight of the left
LOL! You da Man!
Gee, it’s not like I can’t buy a 2-liter bottle of pop or bring my own container that I bought at a department store and have the clerk charge me for 2 refills.
I suspect this is really about raising tax revenue because most people would buy 2 smaller drinks. New York probably figures they can cet twice thé revenue.
Monthly ration/debit cards for your max sugar/sat.fat/animal protein allotment, plastered with Moo-chelle's ugly mug and wagging finger on one side, and her do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do My Plate logo on the other.
Just like in the Soviet bloc, those who tattle on the regime's enemies (watch it, Big Gulp guzzlers) will receive bonus rations.
New York so deserves Dear Leader Bloomers. It’s like they have just about reached social Utopia.
New York - home of enthusiastic Nanny Staters.
You are now to be governed. (With all the nuances that that entails.)
Relax, if anything I have merely stumbled upon their years old plans. They probably already have designs in the works, it is pretty much just merging the ever expanding TSA and Subway sandwiches. Add some dotted lines on the org chart and a new public/private partnership is born.
The Management and Government courses at Ivy League schools started borrowing from the Animal Husbandry courses at Ag schools.
Just dry runs to acclimate you to authority in the coming FEMA re-education camps. The people will have been converted into the desired sheeple when the time comes to open the camps.
The left took over our schools and dumbed down the population to the point where the door was open for power-mad azzholes such as Bloomberg...
Nanny Bloomberg is at it again!
Nanny State PING!
Last year my rich uncle moved from NY to Miami Beach, FL, and the tax savings paid for his new place.
Remember - they hate us because we’re free. /sarc
And New Yorkers are leaving in droves. If they don’t have their hands in your pockets, they’re covering your mouth.
What a bunch of sheepherders.
LOL, soon, no coke or whiskey allowed there! :)
Seriously though, that's what I was thinking... Just like in the City of SF, you pretty much don't see any overweight natives/locals.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.