8/31/2012 1:51:00 AM
In less than two weeks, there will be a vote at New York city hall that will make international news. It’s a health measure, to ban sugary drinks over 16 ounces, or 473 milliliters. The issue is obesity and Mayor Bloomberg is doing all he can to fight the problem. He has already lead charges to ban trans-fats and make fast food outlets post calorie counts, and get restaurants to cut the salt. Now, he’s going after the places that sell 40 ounces of flavored sugar water, with no nutritional value, which he says is a prime obesity factor. Nearly 6,000 New Yorkers will die this year because they are overweight. The Mayor has his opponents. They accuse him, of course, of running a “nanny state”. The big pop makers are outraged, saying it maybe not be legal to stop them from selling those monster drinks. Medical people liken Big Soda to Big Tobacco when it comes to health risks. One question that’s being asked: When you have a 40 ounce drink, do you swallow the last 20 ounces because you’re thirsty, or do you force it down just because it’s there? Let me know what you think.
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