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Sound Off: Should NYC Soda Ban Come to Nassau?

The NYC Board of Health has banned the sale of sugary drinks more than 16 ounces.

The New York City Board of Health on Thursday morning took a step in a direction they believe will help curb obesity in the metropolitan area.

The board voted 8-0 to ban the sale of super-sized sugary drinks.

The Associated Press reports:

The regulation, which was proposed in the spring by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by panel of health experts after several months of review, puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas, and other calorie-packed beverages.

According to the Daily News, supermarkets and convenience stores like 7-Eleven and its (in)famous Big Gulp are exempt from the ban because "the restriction applies only to establishments that receive letter grades from the Health Department."

The ban is supposed to take effect in six months, according to reports.

Approximately 20 miles east of New York City lies Nassau County, where no such ban exists or has even been suggested. But the recent sugary ban in NYC leads one to believe that one for Nassau County could be on the horizon.

Do you think a ban on sugary drinks more than 16 ounces is necessary for Nassau County?

Tony September 19, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Enough already. I'm a big boy, I think I can decide for myself whether or not to buy and drink a king sized soda. This is absurd. Typical liberal bs. How the Republicans allowed this leftist moron in NYC to use the Republican name is beyond me. He should move to San Francisco, those seem more like the values Bloomberg follows. I'm glad he's calling himself an independent now-until he buys himself Democrat lapel pin. I'm 6' tall, 210lbs., my oldest sonis 6'3" 180lbs. The rest of my kids are tall and of average height. We eat plenty of red meat, snack on chips and cookies, eat candy and yet are in excellent shape. The secret? Just a little regular exercise. So we don't need the government telling us what we can drink, eat, buy. Stay the hell out of my life. You think its unhealthy, good for you- don't drink it. When I was working I used to drink 2 big gulps a day several times a week., now its probably once a year. But its MY choice, not some wealthy politiian who thinks he knows what's good for me but looks like he could use a good, thick porterhouse steak.
DevorahM September 19, 2012 at 01:34 PM
No!!!!!
sherry greene September 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
where is this a free country when the goverment can tell us what to eat and drink

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