Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC Board of Health have been trying to manage the alarming, rising obesity rates in the city of New York and in the end the United States of America.
The New York City Board of Health gave consent to the banning of selling large sodas and other types of sugary in places like movie theaters, restaurants, and street carts. This type of ban is the first of it's kind to take place in America.
The ban which is led by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is expected to stir up a national dispute within the country on the sale of large sugary drinks. According to New York Times, some think that numerous surrounding states may follow.
According to New York Times, the leader, Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself reportedly had some words to say on the ban:
“This is the single biggest step any city, I think, has ever taken to curb obesity,” ... “It’s certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take, and we believe that it will help save lives.”
The seizing of the drinks will start from any measurements that are over 16 ounces. The starting date for the upcoming prohibition is reportedly set to start on March 12, 2013. This is unless a judge bars any progress.
According to New York Times, the only approval necessary for the ban was the New York City Board of Health.
Also according to the New York Times, some are strongly against the barring of the drinks.
Someone who is so against these actions include:
“This is not the end,” Eliot Hoff, a spokesman for New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, a group financed by the soft-drink industry, which opposes the restrictions, said in an e-mail moments after the vote.
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Posted by: Kayla Nathaniel