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NYC gives supersized sugary drinks two thumbs down

NYC’s mayor is cracking down on the sale of sugary drinks in order to help stop the spread of obesity. His idea is to ban the...
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This is so rediculous. Everyone will just go to the grocery store and buy whatever soda they want? What? That's just kind of really stupid. This will cause a huge uproar in people society. I mean you're gonna give us a fine on cuss words and now this? Where is the freedom? I don't like to drink soda as much, but this is really idiotic. Keep it as is.

How about stinking alcoholics? When are you going to put a ban on this? More people probaby die of alcohol-related things than obesity. This won't stop obesesity throught-out America. Seriously, you don't need to put a law over it! Parents should be responsible keeping thier kids healthy and on a good diet. (serving good foods) Parents: you gotta controll them from being overly obese. It is actually you, all up to you. Know how to learn how to feed your child.

by pccool on 6/13/2012 7:34:03 PM


The mayor came up with this like 2 months ago and i think that it's a step in the right direction.

by fallsb-ball on 6/13/2012 5:23:29 PM


Completely ridiculous. If people wanted to be told what to eat, they'd go to prison. Taking away freedom in the name of the common good, or "promoting" "good" behavior doesn't work. We saw this with prohibition in the 20's. While living in an alcohol-free wold sounds nice, it didn't work because people weren't willing to give it up. Prohibition gave rise to organized crime, and female alcoholism, but everyone said they agreed with it to appear good.
NYC did the same thing with cigarettes. They're taxed so highly that most people buy smuggled cigarettes in NYC. this means more crime, all because they tried to deter people form their vices.
If people want to harm themselves, no one has any business interfering with that. Of course, it's entirely different case when the bad actions is an active threat to the private public, but this is soft drinks. Soda size is a personal choice. Creating needless barriers to what people want is expansionism and bureaucracy run amok.

by Chandra Pop on 6/13/2012 5:12:01 PM


I don't think this will exactly help because people could still drink multiple sodas which could be the same amount or more the amount than a 16 oz soda.(:

by queenra on 6/13/2012 5:03:48 PM


If NYC wants to cut down on calories, put taxes on all of the unhealthy food such as fast food (Have ya seen all of the McD's in NYC?) and portion sizes could be cut down as well. Parents should also be the ones to monitor all of the extra calorie consumption.
Banning soda is also gonna cause an uproar among kids and adults. Lots of people love/like soda and if its banned, its not gonna be pretty.

Just sayin

by dekoanime on 6/13/2012 4:45:45 PM


Thats so stupid. I buy the large sodas when I go places, and I am no where near obese, Im actually very light and skinny. Say I buy 20 oz usually, and you put a ban on them. If I buy 16 oz and want another, ill be intaking 32 oz instead of 20 oz! Instead of cutting drinks, try cutting sweets. I have NEVER met someone who gained nearly as much of weight from soda as from sweets and no exercise. My school has two vending machines: one with water only and one with cookies and chips and all this unhealthy stuff. THATS what needs to be changed, along with the physical ediucation programs in schools.

by sinkinginblack on 6/13/2012 4:11:23 PM


so you have a ton of junk lying around your house and nothing to do with it. Plus you want some new jewelry without spending a ton. What do you do? Join my club and find out how to turn ordinary stuff around your house into funky and creative stuff! The club is called DIY Green!

by kpianoplayer on 6/13/2012 3:43:53 PM


It is true that soda's in moderation are OKAY, but why drink them at all when there are so many healthier and tastier options out there. The goverment isn't putting a limit on anyones freedom with this, they are preventing kids from abusing their freedom. I say, "good work, NYC mayor!"

by ceahorse on 6/13/2012 2:26:58 PM


i think it's good. we should be more healthy cause soo many people are getting obese and sick cause of unhealthy stuff! they can still drink it anyway, just not too much. which is good.

by sarabieber1799 on 6/13/2012 2:25:08 PM


You could just buy two medium soda =_="

by iluvmusic♥ on 6/13/2012 2:15:22 PM

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