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Soda Ban

POLL: NYC Soda Ban Gets Support From Big Names, But Are You Convinced?

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

Just a day away from Tuesday's public hearing on the proposal to end the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to ...

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

Put Your Soda Guns Away -- Rethink the Soft Drink Business

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If nothing else, such a ban forces the consumer to stand up to get a refill, which may allow time for the individual to exercise some self-control as well as actually get a moment or two of physical exercise.

American Cancer Society Requests Research on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes that the health risks of drinking soda should be viewed by U.S. health officials in the same way that they viewed the health risks of using tobacco in the 1960s.

Why the Soda Ban Won't Work

Letitia James | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York
Letitia James

Although we stand with Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to support New Yorkers in making healthy food choices, and recognize the city's outrageous rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, we remain deeply concerned about the soda ban proposal.

LISTEN: The 'Authentic' New Yorkers Who Hate Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Lobbyists from large soda companies, including Coca-Cola, have launched an aggressive campaign to fight Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed bigger-than...

The Battle Against Big Soda Continues

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The mayor of New York City is not banning the sale of soda. Nor is he telling consumers that they can't drink soda. Rather, he is calling attention to how much should be considered a reasonable amount to drink at a time.

Weighing in on Sugary Beverages and Obesity

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Significantly reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is a key component in solving America's obesity crisis.

The Body Politic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The best defenses of the human body reside largely, and often inextricably, with the body politic. Public health is for the public -- and is best advanced by the collective efforts of the public.

Diabetes Docs: Soda Ban Should Be Start Of Limits On Unhealthy Food

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living

* Specialists see room for restrictions on other foods * The cost of obesity health woes to spur more action * Governmen...

War On Soda Reaches Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles parks and libraries could soon be soda-free. When Councilman Mitch Englander discovered that his daughter was unable to buy anything bu...

Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Someday, you will be able to tell your grandchildren that in the olden days, you could go to a special store where you could buy 64 ounces of soda in one single container. Their eyes will bulge and their jaws will drop.

Nate C. Hindman

Soda Ban in New York May Make Way To Boston

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.21.2012 | Small Business

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-soda sentiment seems to be spreading: Boston is also now considering a ban on the sale of super-sized soft d...

11 Drinks With More Calories Than A Can Of Coke

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The commentary over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of large sugary beverages in restaurants is still largely divided. Some say c...

Could Popcorn And Frappucinos Be Next?

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

As Mayor Bloomberg's controversial proposal to ban large sugary drinks in New York City gains traction with the Board of Health, other highly caloric ...

11 Insanely Caloric Foods Bloomberg May Want To Ban Next

Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

By now, you've probably heard about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial decision to ban the sale of large sodas in New York City restaurants, thea...

A Formerly Obese Man's Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

The fulfillment of our citizens' lives depends on the realization that their destiny, specifically, their health, is far more under their control than they now realize.

WATCH: London Mayor Says NY Soda Ban 'Refugees' Can Come To London

Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

If Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban becomes law, carbonation-starved New Yorkers can always escape to London. London Mayor Boris Johnson was a ...

Senator Wants Government To Decide If Soda Makes People Fat

Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Does soda seriously, truly, without a doubt make people fat? Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) hopes to settle the question once and for all. On Thur...

The Real Barriers To Changing Our Soda Habit

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can make health a prevailing cultural meme by replacing our unconscious adaptations with conscious choices. It's true, we are adapted to like sweet. But we are also adapted to be terrestrial -- yet can learn to swim, and to hold our breath under water.

NYC Health Commissioner Defends Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | New York

* Says limiting drink size sends a message * Ban won't limit freedom to drink sugary products-official * Industry defend...

Arthur Delaney

'Cranberry Caucus' Wants Regulators To Go Easy On Cranberry Juice

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives from cranberry-producing states kicked off a brand new "Cranberry Caucus" Wednesday with an ev...

Saki Knafo

'Salad, What's That?' Bloomberg's Soda Ban And The South Bronx Food Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

Every morning, thousands of trucks roll out of a giant produce market in the Bronx bearing loads of arugula, chicory, escarole, radicchio and just abo...

My Comments on Recent Controversial Issues

Ed Koch | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Last week, there really were a lot of controversial subjects covered by the media, and I had an opinion on all of them. I thought for the first time ...

New York City to Add Soft Drinks to List of Health Hazards

Michele Simon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Banning trans fats was fine, but don't take away my right to guzzle a gallon of Coke, is the lazy reaction of some pundits. But let's take a more rational look at what New York is proposing.