Mayor Tom Menino To Ban Sugary Drink Sales On Boston City Property « CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Tom Menino issued an executive order to ban the sale of sugary drinks on Boston city property on Thursday.
The mayor’s office said Menino is issuing this order because of the link between sugary drinks and rising obesity rates and health care costs.
Back in 2004, Menino banned soda and junk food from being sold in public school vending machines, and now he’s taking his battle city-wide.
“I want to make this a healthier choice, the easier choice in people’s daily lives, whether it’s the schools, the work sites or other places in the community,” Menino said.
The mayor hopes the city takes steps over the next six months to phase out the sale of sugary beverages on city property.
This has to be one of the most useless, dumb and frankly ignorant things I've ever heard of a Mayor doing.