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Ghostfacedistiller
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NYC health board approves ban on large sodas

Amazing, it really is. It created discussion when it was proposed, but I can't believe it actually law.

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New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.
The board voted eight in favor, with one abstention.
"It's time to face the facts: obesity is one of America's most deadly problems, and sugary beverages are a leading cause of it," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a statement earlier this month. "As the size of sugary drinks has grown, so have our waistlines -- and so have diabetes and heart disease."


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Logistically, how the hell is this enforced? Ok so, restaurants and theaters no longer sell large drinks. As far as I can tell the ban only applies to businesses selling a given size and does not limit actual consumption. So basically, you can do what you've always done, it just costs more.

I can't find the actual text.
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90proofprofessional
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I oppose their stupid ban.

I'm pro-choice.


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Choctaw
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if i owned a restaurant in NYC i'd give free refills on everything...just to be a dick


Tim
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
Well, with obesity being the greatest threat to our national security, by all means!



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BigAppleTiger
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Very stupid and frivolous when one considers all the work there is to be done.


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Catman88
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Women have the right to do whatever they want with thier bodies even if it includes killing a viable fetus. So long as they dont drink a large soda in the process because thats bad....

Makes sense


Robot Santa
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Paternalism.

I hope Michael Bloomberg develops diabetus.


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lsu_tiger_az
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New York City's Board of Health voted Thursday to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and other venues, in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.


Look Ma, it's 1984 again...


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Ghostfacedistiller
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
"My body, my choice!"


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ScoopAndScore
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
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"It's time to face the facts: obesity is one of America's most deadly problems, and sugary beverages are a leading cause of it," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a statement earlier this month. "As the size of sugary drinks has grown, so have our waistlines -- and so have diabetes and heart disease."

Wow, just wow. This guy really thinks soft drinks are the LEADING cause of obesity?? Seriously??


sec13rowBBseat28
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in a move meant to combat obesity and encourage residents to live healthier lifestyles.
Will not make one fricking difference.


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ZZTIGERS
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Hmmmm, how will people ever get more than 16 ounces of sugary soda? This is gonna be a tough one. NYC has clearly solved the obesity problem.


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goatmilker
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
So....if I want more soda than a 16oz I have to pay for another one or two. Will this increase tax revenue for NY? If I ask for no ice is that allowed or is that cheating?
Will beer be next? Its fatty. I've seen Jets fans. Will beer only be served in 16oz cups?
Whats next?
Very exciting times in NY.


LSUWoodworker
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
And Nero keeps dancing


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Homesick Tiger
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I'd be more impressed if physical exercise was mandatory.


udtiger
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
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Will beer be next? Its fatty. I've seen Jets fans. Will beer only be served in 16oz cups?


In NJ.


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THRILLHO
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
Outlaw Big Gulps, and only outlaws will have Big Gulps.


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Ghostfacedistiller
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
I was looking for the actual language and saw that yesterday was Global Female Condom Day, and there are multiiple outreach events accross the city; BHIV staff will be on hand distributing safer sex products.

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if i owned a restaurant in NYC i'd give free refills on everything...just to be a dick


buy one get one free.


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Ghostfacedistiller
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re: NYC health board approves ban on large sodas
Here it is...

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Proposed Rule

To address the obesity epidemic among the City’s residents, the Department proposes that the Board of Health amend Article 81. The proposed changes would establish maximum sizes for beverages offered and sold in FSEs. The limits would apply to cups and containers used for sugary drinks. The limits would also apply to all self-service cups and containers, regardless of intended contents. Without such limitation, a self-service cup exceeding the maximum size could be used for either non-sugary or sugary drinks. This rule will not limit the amount of sweetener a customer may add to his or her own drink.


The rule will not take effect until 6 months after adoption by the Board of Health. It establishes a fine of $200 for each occasion that it is violated. By addressing the increasing size of sugary drinks and reacquainting New Yorkers with more appropriate portion sizes, the City is taking an important step in reducing sugary drink consumption and combating obesity and its resulting morbidity and mortality.

The following specific amendments are proposed:

? Set a maximum size for sugary drinks: Non-alcoholic sugary drinks may not be offered or sold in cups or containers that can contain more than 16 fluid ounces.
? Set a maximum size for self-service cups: Food service establishments may not offer or sell self-service cups that can contain more than 16 fluid ounces.
? Set a fine for violations: No more than two hundred dollars for each violation as described in the proposed rule
.

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