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 in Manhattan.

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?

ray goodman September 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Simple answer..... NO!!!!
Daniel C September 14, 2012 at 03:17 PM
the next ban will be on offering free refills on sugary beverages even if its only 8 oz.
Cypher September 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Stupid pols can pass arbitrary laws to ban sugar, caffeine, even sex. But they won't pass any laws to make murder by DWI the same as any other murder. It's the same dead victim. Guess the lying drunkard pols don't want any laws that might effect them.
Chris Wales September 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM
We do not need any more regulations on us. This is from June 17, 2011 and it still applies today .New York is the least free state in the country New York > Fiscal freedom: -0.471 (lowest) > Regulatory freedom: -0.90 (11th lowest) > Personal freedom: -0.191 (3rd lowest) > Net Migration (2000-2009): -8.9% According to the report New York has the highest taxes in the nation, with above average property, individual income, and corporate income tax rates. Government spending on “public welfare, hospitals, electric power, transit, and employee retirement” is all well above the national averages. The state also has the second greatest debt as a percentage of the state’s economy in the country, behind only Alaska. The state is not much better when it comes to personal liberty. New York has among the strictest gun laws in the country, motorists are highly regulated, home schools are highly regulated, and cigarette taxes are the highest in the country — currently $4.35 a pack. Eminent domain “abuse is rampant and unchecked,” such as last year’s case involving the expansion of Columbia University and the Atlantic Yards program in Brooklyn. Read more: The Ten States That Restrict Personal Freedom (And Those That Protect It) - 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2011/06/17/the-ten-states-that-restrict-personal-freedom-and-those-that-protect-it/#ixzz273WrcjB3 BY Douglas A. McIntyre, Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter


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