NYC bans big, sugary drinks

Sep 13, 2012 Full story: WDTN-TV Dayton 51

New York City's Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries.

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Guest

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Sep 13, 2012
For crying out loud.

I'd like a double big mac with biggies fries an ice cream sundae and 5 cokes please.

More sales = more taxes on said sales and that's what this is really about, finding new and inventive ways to separate you from what little you already have.
If it was really about health and well being driving would be banned,skydiving ,rock climbing skateboarding, bike riding, along with a myriad of other hazards to every day life.

Enjoy your thirsty stay in liberal loony land, I know I won't.

Since: Feb 09

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#2 Sep 13, 2012
i think this is stupid and isnt going to stop people from drinking or eating what they want, they'll just order another one..

Since: Jun 09

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#4 Sep 13, 2012
I wonder how long the ban will last before some court strikes it down.
Hedley

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Sep 13, 2012
2 words - free refills. This won't make a dent.

On one hand I dislike the intrusion of the govt, but thinking about it, perhaps it's a good thing to start sending a message to the manufacturers that they should pay attention to the health of their consumers, rather than the cheapest ingredients whilst poisoning the public.

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#6 Sep 13, 2012
Guest wrote:
For crying out loud.
I'd like a double big mac with biggies fries an ice cream sundae and 5 cokes please.
More sales = more taxes on said sales and that's what this is really about, finding new and inventive ways to separate you from what little you already have.
If it was really about health and well being driving would be banned,skydiving ,rock climbing skateboarding, bike riding, along with a myriad of other hazards to every day life.
Enjoy your thirsty stay in liberal loony land, I know I won't.
Ordering a salad at McDonald's is like going to a prostitute for a hug.
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#7 Sep 13, 2012
Does this include beer?

Since: Jun 09

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#8 Sep 13, 2012
They can have my big, sugary drink when they pry it from my cold, dead, diabetic hand.
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#9 Sep 13, 2012
Well gotta say that if it's the Mayor's intention to cause a mountain of publicity about our greatest national health risk, then I think it's a clever move.
Totally understand the libertarian view which makes some sense, but again, I think this is Bloomberg's way of gaining national recognition for the obesity epidemic which seriously plagues each and every American locality and community.
Sgt Tackleberry

Medford, NY

#10 Sep 13, 2012
......and who will police this?

"Put your hands up sonny boy!!!! I just saw you sell a 45 oz Dr. Pepper to that lardazz two minutes ago!!! You're going to the bighouse!!!!"
Maury Povich

Medford, NY

#11 Sep 13, 2012
EraserX wrote:
They can have my big, sugary drink when they pry it from my cold, dead, diabetic hand.
Time for a little payback..... Tom Selleck should corner Rosie O'Donnell on this!!!"
Socialist States America

Brownstown, IL

#12 Sep 13, 2012
There go the good liberals taking some more of your rights in America ! If you stand for this, you will never open your mouth to demand your rights ever. Pathetic! Might as well be living in communist China. I bet EVEN THERE, you can buy a large soft drink! Just keep voting that straight Demoncrat tick. Pretty soon, the only thing that will be legal is sitting in your house with the blinds drawn. Don't you think a freakin' grown adult is capable of choosing for themselves if they want/need a large drink or a small drink? Its about removing your choice and a political democrat dictator making your choices for you. Sort of like Obama TELLING YOU that YOU WILL be forcefully enrolled in his socialist healthcare scheme and being punished with fines if you don't! Hope you all liked living in a free nation formerly known as Amerlica, because its long gone !
Faloola Chong

Caernarfon, UK

#13 Sep 13, 2012
sorry but why is this in uk forum? stupid robot machine

don't care about you fat yanks droning on about your right to eat yourselves even stupider

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#14 Sep 13, 2012
Socialist States America wrote:
There go the good liberals taking some more of your rights in America ! If you stand for this, you will never open your mouth to demand your rights ever. Pathetic! Might as well be living in communist China. I bet EVEN THERE, you can buy a large soft drink! Just keep voting that straight Demoncrat tick. Pretty soon, the only thing that will be legal is sitting in your house with the blinds drawn. Don't you think a freakin' grown adult is capable of choosing for themselves if they want/need a large drink or a small drink? Its about removing your choice and a political democrat dictator making your choices for you. Sort of like Obama TELLING YOU that YOU WILL be forcefully enrolled in his socialist healthcare scheme and being punished with fines if you don't! Hope you all liked living in a free nation formerly known as Amerlica, because its long gone !
If you are only furious with one political party you are clearly not paying attention.
John Smith

Medford, NY

#15 Sep 13, 2012
Well, I was raised by lesbians so I oppose this.
Telmark

Chico, CA

#16 Sep 13, 2012
What's going to stop people from ordering 2 (or even 3) smaller sugary drinks instead of 1 big one?

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Sep 13, 2012
The folks of NYC can thank their dimbulb mayor for doubling the amount of paper and styrofoam that winds up in NJ's landfills because of this.
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#18 Sep 13, 2012
Socialist States America wrote:
There go the good liberals taking some more of your rights in America ! If you stand for this, you will never open your mouth to demand your rights ever. Pathetic! Might as well be living in communist China. I bet EVEN THERE, you can buy a large soft drink! Just keep voting that straight Demoncrat tick. Pretty soon, the only thing that will be legal is sitting in your house with the blinds drawn. Don't you think a freakin' grown adult is capable of choosing for themselves if they want/need a large drink or a small drink? Its about removing your choice and a political democrat dictator making your choices for you. Sort of like Obama TELLING YOU that YOU WILL be forcefully enrolled in his socialist healthcare scheme and being punished with fines if you don't! Hope you all liked living in a free nation formerly known as Amerlica, because its long gone !
Part of the One World Govt scheme.....start on the small stuff..
CACA MALAKA

Brisbane, Australia

#19 Sep 13, 2012
I knew for years the BIG GULP was responsible for Americas obesity.

I now hope they ban Gh@y flight "attendants" for plane hijackings.
llindalu

Richmond, CA

#20 Sep 13, 2012
Outrageous so no more self serve soda stations, unless you use a small cup? Whats next.

“Stop libel and bullying.”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#21 Sep 13, 2012
In a related law, they also banned brains and common sense.

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