New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
New York City plans to 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 major
Bloomberg to combat rising obesity. proposed ban would affect he entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas,The sale of any cup or bottledrink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle would be prohibited. this does not include any diet soda, fruit juices, dairy- based drinks like milkshakes or alcoholic beverages it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.The ban would not apply to drinks with fewer than 25 calories per 8-ounce serving, like zero-calorie Vitamin Waters and unsweetened iced teas, as well as diet sodas.
obesity is nation wide problem, the united states heath official are wringing their hands in saying "how this terrible" although A spokesman for the New York City Beverage Association, an arm of the
soda industry’s national trade group, criticized the city’s proposal The beverage industry has clashed repeatedly with the city’s health
department, saying it has unfairly singled out soda; industry groups
have bought subway ads promoting their cause.
Mr. Bloomberg has made public health one of the top priorities that also includes bans on smoking in restaurants and parks, a prohibition against artificial trans fat in restaurant food and a requirement for health inspection grades to be posted in restaurant windows.
more than half of adults are obese or overweight says Dr. Thomas Farley, the health commissioner, blames sweetened drinks for up to half the increase in city obesity rates in the last 30 years