Skip to comments.NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule
Posted on 09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by matt04
New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.
The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages.
The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food.
It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores.
City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic.
The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's health experts are exaggerating the role sugary beverages have played in making Americans fat.
Some New Yorkers have also ridiculed the rule as a gross government intrusion.
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I guess all other crimes and violent acts are under control and soda is the current issue. sarc
If i ran 7-11, i would sell 32 oz cups separately, and let customers buy 2 16 oz sodas. The cups would cost a penny.
These same people think 11 year olds are perfectly mature enough for sex.
Well New Yorkers, it’s official. You are too stupid to run your own lives.
There will never be an end to left-wing social engineering.
Ironic, according to liberal doctrine, you have the freedom and choice to murder your own children in the womb, but it is now illegal to buy a Big Gulp.
NYC is a long way from Texas. Thank God Almighty.
It’s interesting how the liberal approach to social problems is to focus on the inanimate object. To fight crime, they ban guns; to fight obesity, they ban sodas; to curb graffiti, they make it difficult to buy marking pens; to curb methamphetamine use, they make it difficult for cold sufferers to obtain pseudoephedrine, etc.
We don’t need Boards of Health anyways.
Or any other regulatory bureaucracy.
Someone needs to push Bloomie in front of a subway train.
Does that include Diet sodas?
Oh dude.... we're 16.9 oz... we're banned now??
Welcome to Despotism libs. And incredibly they want it nationwide. Unfortunately I live in New York city and one of my buddys owns a small convenience shop in the middle of nowhere in Elmhurst Queens. A few days ago the gestapo..I mean the city inspector, came in and gave him two tickets for not having a “no cash refunds” sign near his register and the register cash display an inch too short above the counter. How much were the tickets? $350 each for a total of $700 and he said he is lucky if he makes $100 a day. So for one week he will work for nothing because liberals think big government is cool man.
Good point. If it doesn’t how can restaurants enforce it? Go to the counter, buy the 32oz diet soda and go the machine and fill it up with a regular soda.
I eagerly await Bloomberg pointing to the spot of the Federal, State, County or City consitition or charter which gives him the power to do this.
New York City Criminal Makes good his escape.
Oh wow, I feel so much safer now.
If I owned a restaurant or store I’d deliberately violate the ban, and when they took action fight it all the way to the SCOTUS if necesary.
The courts...and I know you state’s rights’ers here will disagree, but a federal court needs to strike this down to stop any other locality from doing this sort of thing.
Actually that's not a bad idea. You could code the registers to ring up 2 16oz drinks at the 32oz price. This way the receipt would pass a nanny state audit.
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