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Bloomberg Soda Ban

Has Mayor Bloomberg Outsmarted the Beverage Industry?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Mayor Bloomberg has ensured that his sugary drink portion cap won't be so easy to kill. And it already has the country talking, initiating a national discussion about sugary drink portion sizes, obesity and how far government should go to protect the health of its citizens and the health of our fragile economy.

Why Bloomberg Is Right

Alec Baldwin | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Alec Baldwin

I think Mayor Michael Bloomberg is right. At least in spirit. Food is a drug. At least in the way it is marketed today, which is significantly different from when I grew up. As a child, sweets were referred to as "treats," and were dispensed far more judiciously than they are today. Now, Americans are obese, and in some areas of high concentration, morbidly obese, in numbers that are sapping the treasuries of the fifty states, undercutting U.S. competitiveness, and leaving this country vulnerable to a set of long-term health crises that we will struggle to overcome, if ever. All the while, millions will die unnecessarily simply because they fell victim to the marketing of unhealthy dietary choices. Whether you think an elitist, billionaire New Yorker has any business blocking your path to the soda fountain is one issue. His motives, however, are unquestionable.

Bloomberg's Soda Ban will Fall Flat

John S. Wilson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices
John S. Wilson

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may think he's helping to curb obesity in New York City with his new proposal to ban sugary drinks over 16 ounces. In actuality all he is doing is providing fodder for conservatives who have long warned against government encroachment in the healthcare arena.

Bloomberg vs. Big Soda: Portion Size, Paternalism and Politics

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Forbidding people outright to buy the size of soda they desire strikes me as paternalistic, intrusive and likely to fuel resentment. There may also be problems implementing the ban.

Bloomberg's Soda Ban: Soda Today, Schmeers Tomorrow?

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Just how far would a government go to protect us from ourselves? In New York City – which already bans smoking in public parks...

WATCH: Stewart Criticizes New York Soda Ban

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Comedy

Thursday, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced a proposition that would limit the size of sodas sold at movie theaters and delis to 16 oun...

LOOK: New Yorkers React To Bloomberg's Soda Ban Crusade

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

The internet erupted in protest Wednesday over Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary beverages in New York. Yes, a few Nanny State sympathizer...

New York City Plans Ban On Large Sugary Drinks

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary bever...