NYC Soda Ban: What Message Is Bloomberg's Fight Sending?

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New York City's Mayor Bloomberg has already ruffled more than a few feathers--or perhaps burst a few bubbles--with his unprecedented soda ban. On Monday, Reuters reported that a judge struck down the law, calling it "arbitrary and capricious."

Bloomberg said he planned to challenge the ruling.


NYC Mayor's Office
We plan to appeal the sugary drinks decision as soon as possible, and we are confident the measure will ultimately be upheld.

But what message is the mayor sending with this move? Although some nutritionists were concerned by the judge's decision and in favor of Bloomberg's push forward, others aren't such big fans.

As cartoonist Kevin Eason illustrates, Bloomberg could be enabling bad eating habits. Is the mayor simply making decisions for New Yorkers who are already choosing unhealthy lifestyles?

What do you think? Should Bloomberg fight the judge's ruling? What message is the mayor sending? Is Bloomberg enabling bad habits?

About the artist:

kevin easonKevin Eason is a freelance editorial cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey. His brand of satire covers news events in politics, entertainment, sports and much more. Kevin’s work features include: Gannet, TVOne, Uptown, The Urban Daily, NAACP, Cengage Publishing, Bossip, WBLS_107.5FM, and various newspapers and magazines throughout the country. Follow him on Facebook.

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