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NYC Mayor wants to ban oversized sodas

The latest target in the fight against obesity is soda. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban those super-sized soft drinks sold at fast food restaurants, sports arenas and movie theaters.

He wants to put a limit on the size. Yes, size matters. Anything larger than 16 ounces wouldn’t be allowed. That includes energy drinks, pre-sweetened teas and sodas.

We stopped by a local restaurant to ask people what they think.

Joey Knight was sipping on a 32 ounce soda and said, “I don’t think it’s his right in this country to tell people what they can and can’t buy. I would just get two sodas.”

On the other hand, LaTonya Perry said, “Sugar is in everything that we drink, so I think that if drink size is limited I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to that.”

We’re assuming you can still buy your 20 ounce bottles at the grocery store and sneak them into most of those places.

If the ban is approved, it would take effect in March and would be the first in the nation.

We appreciate the government involvement in protecting our waistlines, but this seems a bit overboard. Next all candy bars will be limited to fun size. Don’t laugh. Mars is already getting rid of the king size Snickers.


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