What Do You Think of the NYC Plan to Ban Large Sugary Drinks?
A new plan in New York City would ban the sale of all sugary drinks including sodas and energy drinks over 16 fluid ounces in fast food restaurants, delis, and movie theaters. Grocery and convenience stores would be excluded and fruit juices, dairy-based drinks, and alcoholic beverages would not be included under the size limitation.
According to a New York Times article, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes the ban will curb obesity in New York. The article states: “The measures have led to occasional derision of the mayor as Nanny Bloomberg, by those who view the restrictions as infringements on personal freedom. But many of the measures adopted in New York have become models for other cities, including restrictions on smoking and trans fats, as well as the use of graphic advertising to combat smoking and soda consumption, and the demand that chain restaurants post calorie contents next to prices.’
Read the entire New York Times Article: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
What do you think? What are the implications of this proposed ban for personal liberty?