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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 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?

dude here September 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM
no what are we living in Cuba?? I thought USA was land of the free.telling what we can drink or eat??this all started with obama
opinion-ated September 20, 2012 at 05:26 PM
No, this all started with stupid people super sizing themselves and costing us millions in insurance from obesity related illness. Also the Government pays farmers to grow corn to make high fructose corn syrup that is CHEAP and in EVERYTHING. Read labels You cant buy anything w/o corn. Its also all GMO corn which Monsanto has a patent on.
opinion-ated September 20, 2012 at 05:26 PM
so if you hate Obama dont buy anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup and then you can stick it to him. Good Luck doing that!

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