it's definitely a slippery slope but screw it. americans have pretty much proven they cant be responsible. now i would be all about higher health rates for fat people instead of these bans.
Instead of a ban, impose a tax on large sodas.
BTW, let's see what the proposal actually is:
The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.
The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.
So they're saying fast food restaurants should limit the size of their sodas.
You would still be able get your 64oz soda at the gas station or convenience store.
If you want a soda at the ball game, you have to get a 16oz size. OK. fricking pussy, you should be drinking beer anyway.
While I don't agree with an outright ban (again, I would agree with a tax, which would deincentivize the purchase of these things), it really is not as bad as some here are making it out to be.