Everyone Has An Opinion on NYC’s Soda Ban
By now, you’ve probably heard about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest proposal to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary beverages in his crusade against obesity in New York City. But in case you haven’t, a quick recap: the city plans on prohibiting the sale of sugary drinks served in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants, concession stands, and movie theaters. (But there will be Big Gulps in the Big Apple since convenience stores won’t be affected.)
As per usual, Bloomberg ruffled a few feathers and people took to the Twitterverse and other social media outlets to give their two cents on the proposed amendment. We rounded up a choice few.
What are your thoughts on the issue? Is this a good way to push back obesity or has the government gone too far? Sound off on the soda controversy below.
Brenna Miller (@BrennaMiller1)
@Fitbie we need our freedom, but people need their health back... I'm on the fence on this one!
Terry Corcoran (@CorcoranNYC)
This is the moment where @MikeBloomberg goes too far. This sugary drink thing will be his Waterloo.
Miguel Bloombito (@ElBloombito) - parody account
Yo soy want to ban el soda, el grande Starbuckos, y el grape drink. Por que no me gusto el obesity. Que no fatties!
Alec Baldwin (@alecbaldwin)
Bloomberg is right on this issue: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/nyregion/bloomberg-plans-a-ban-on-large-sugared-drinks.html?_r=1&hp
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