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New York To Ban Sugary Drinks Over 16 Oz.

submitted on September 14, 2012 by midget in "Stores / Merchants"

New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.

What do you think about this ban? Will it be overturned, will other states jump on the bandwagon and do you really think this will help in the effort to fight obesity and improve people's health overall?

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    Posted by siggy38 on September 14, 2012
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    This is ridiculous!

    So it's soda that makes New Yorkers obese?

    I can't wait the follow-up story describing the massive weight loss experienced by New York City residents. Evil
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    Posted by HouTex on September 14, 2012
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    While they mentioned Big Gulp specifically in the article, the truth is that the new ban doesn't apply to them...
    Establishments that derive less than 50% of their revenue from prepared foods — making them by law regulated by the state — are exempt, a group that includes 7-Elevens, famous for the Big Gulp.

    Grocery stores are also exempt.

    The opposition group New Yorkers for Beverage Choices are considering a legal challenge; their members are frustrated that the matter was not put before the City Council.

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