Skip to comments.NYC Soda Ban Approved: No More Sugary Drinks Over 16 oz For New York City
Posted on 09/13/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Sodas are about to get a lot smaller in New York City as Bloomberg's soda ban was officially approved. Several businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary beverages over 16 oz soon.
On Thursday,New York City's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomber's plan to ban large sugary drinks. The proposal was approved in a 8-0 vote. One member, Dr. Sixto Caro abstained from voting.
The unprecedented regulation, which was proposed in the spring, will apply to all restaurants, fast-food joints, delis, movie theaters, Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias, sports stadium and food carts. All of these businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary drinks including non-diet sodas, teas and even certain coffees that are larger than 16 oz.
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But no limit on how many you can buy and not all places are covered by the law.
And in other news cola companies have announced a new and improved 15oz soda can.
this tells me NYC need intervention
Can’t you get a 16oz soda if you get a free condom or a city funded abortion?
Just sell 16oz of beverage in a 40oz cup with a small bag of ice.
Same thing they were selling before, just some assembly required.
Everyone involved in proposing, enacting and enforcing this policy should be immediately laid off, as it is evident their time is spent wasting the taxpayers’ money.
This is what every liberal does, kids can’t read and they waste time and resources on liberal crap.
Bloomberg may be smarter than you think. This should cut down on the crime rate in the city. It’s hard to carry two 8 oz drinks and a gun at the same time.
Goodness! These LIB asshats know no bounds with their stupidity.
I wonder if our forefathers have spun themselves to China yet?
In this case, it’s fortunate NYC is in an electorally lost state... otherwise Bloomberg would be an embarrassment.
Reading this story made me thirsty so I ran out and got 64 a ounce big gulp.
It bears repeating.
One can only hope that in a Free country, the idiots who fomented such a law are properly rewarded by the derision of the people whom they seek to control.
If stupid shit like this doesn't cause rebellion in New Yorkers' minds, I don't know what will.
Are they really so submissive as to allow government to tell them how much soda they can drink?
Where's the outrage? This Big Brother law is Unamerican, and should be laughed at and defied until it is repealed...
I think if I owned a business this effected, I’d make sure the drinks were 15.9 oz, or sell two 8 oz drinks with a free, 16 oz empty cup. And I confess. I bought a dwarf peach tree counting on global cooling because the temperatures are too high where I live for it to produce fruit... yet. Maybe next year. My middle finger to the global warming crap.
Buy One 16 oz. Soda, Get Two Free!
Reminds me of a sheriff in a certain backward armpit of a small town who was buying two 6-packs of beer. The clerk said the 12-pack was cheaper. The sheriff said no, he couldn’t drink a whole 12-pack. True story.
Does NYC tax sodas? Because if it does, the last laugh is Bloomburg’s when folks simply start purchasing two sodas instead of one. The city is now collecting double the tax revenue on sodas!
Just wondering how long it will be for this “regulation” to go to court. It’s sad that it has to be done, but someone needs to sue Bloomies ass off!
Next we’ll have a soda speakeasy in every neighborhood.
“Who sent you?”
“Come on in.”
They think 11 is old enough and mature enough for sex, but not for soda
Just popped the cap on a liter of Root Beer....Now, where’s that Vanilla Ice Cream...
You'll notice they didn't limit the size of malt liquors.
“Just popped the cap on a liter of Root Beer....Now, wheres that Vanilla Ice Cream...”
really, we NEED a like on FreeR
About 500 people, with 2 liter, sugary soft drinks...soak the streets with the soda all around the city hall. If the flies and ants don’t get them, the stickyness will.
So if it self sever will the person you pay need to taste the drink to see if it is self diet or not?
The proper response to this is for businesses to openly and publicly defy this law. Hang a sign out saying we will serve any freakin size drink you want to buy, up to and including a 55 gallon drum. Any regulators want to come in and stop us? Just remember who signs YOUR paycheck you jackasses.
Can’t wait to sell my bathtub cola.
Does NYC tax sodas? Because if it does, the last laugh is Bloomburgs when folks simply start purchasing two sodas instead of one. The city is now collecting double the tax revenue on sodas!
You nailed it! ~ NYC does tax bottled soda, so two 12 oz. = two times the sales tax...
I’m glad Bloomie realizes his people can’t think for themselves when it comes to nutrition.
Unfortunately I’m afraid he will still let them vote.....
You voted for MARXISM New York. Now enjoy it!
“New York City’s Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomber’s plan to ban large sugary drinks. The proposal was approved in a 8-0 vote.”
That’s all it takes for the nanny statists to impose its will on 8 million people. 8 unelected bureaucrats.
That was my thought, too. All the fast food places are self-serve on the drinks. If you order a large are they going to watch you to make sure you only get Diet Coke?
NYC has plenty of money, right?
They can hire a couple thousand city soft drink monitors.
Helps the unemployment rate too.
When is Bloomberg going to ban buffet restaurants??
Ooh,now thats a treat I haven`t had in a while
Wrote them down on the grocery list for tomorrow
there is no prohibition however on selling you three drinks and giving you a large empty cup
What's not to like. Think of the exercise you will get running back and forth to the bathroom.
Good grief. If you’re going to drink that much at least make it a real beer. LOL
And back again. About 15 times.
The Pop Po-po.
And my favorite: Fizz Fuzz
Any reports on what Bloomberg’s plans are for decreasing the size of his fat *ss? This guy cannot go away quick enough...
Do they even have 16 oz cups in movie theaters?
If I wanted to kill my unborn baby in NYC - no problem. But if I want for a supersize soda, I’ve gone too far...the “it’s my body and I can do with it what I want” argument only works sometimes?