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    NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

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    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.

    The regulation, which was proposed in the spring by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by panel of health experts after several months of review, 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 beverages sold in supermarkets or most convenience stores.

    One board member, Dr. Sixto R. Caro, abstained from voting. The other 8 board members voted yes.

    "I am still skeptical. . This is not comprehensive enough," Caro said.

    Enforcement would be conducted by an existing corps of city restaurant inspectors. A violation would lead to a $200 fine.
    New York soda ban: City bans big, sugary drinks at eateries, theaters - Associated Press - POLITICO.com

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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    I don't think this ban will stand up to any challenges of constitutionality or free enterprise. I suppose it will come to whether any challenges come.

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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    The fact that New York still has a government is proof that the people of New York don't deserve to.

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    This ban is an absolute joke. No one voted for this, this was passed by an unelected board. I will be amazed if this is not rectified.
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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    The simple solution to this, at least until the courts throw it out, is for businesses to institute a "bring your own cup" policy. People can bring a plastic cup of any size from home and fill it up for a certain price.
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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    So I can smoke cannibis in the car before the movie, but I can't get a Big Gulp and 0 boxes of chocolate almonds when I go in?

    Seems cruel and unsual.

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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    Cinemas make most of their money at the snack counter the ban on large drinks would not stand there.
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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The fact that New York still has a government is proof that the people of New York don't deserve to.
    What the hell is this supposed to mean?



    As someone who lives in NYC, this ban really upsets me. It's such a ridiculous infringement on a basic freedom. I haven't been here long enough to vote in a mayoral election yet, but I definitely will not be voting for Bloomberg if he runs again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    What the hell is this supposed to mean?
    It means what it says. The fact that the people of New York have allowed their government to infringe their basic rights for so long without revolting means that whatever stupid ****ed up law their government passes, they deserve-- it's a perfect example of how democracy breaks down when the electorate isn't qualified to govern itself.

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    Re: NY Soda Ban: City Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    It means what it says. The fact that the people of New York have allowed their government to infringe their basic rights for so long without revolting means that whatever stupid ****ed up law their government passes, they deserve-- it's a perfect example of how democracy breaks down when the electorate isn't qualified to govern itself.
    I am with you here. I don't understand how this can happen without the people's consent.
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