Will The NYC Soda Ban Truly Serve The Purpose Behind The Law?

NYC soda ban goes into effect March 2013.

by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

In March 2013, Mayor Bloomberg's newly passed NYC soda ban law will go into effect.  The new law prohibits the municipal sale of soda and sugar laden drinks larger than 16 ounces.  The general purpose behind the law is to combat obesity. But will the new law truly serve the purpose behind the law?  

In the "super size" society of today, excessive food and drink portions have become the new normal.  It used to be that a 12 ounce can of soda would be considered a full size drink.  But today, it seems that what society considers to be a full size soda, is closer to 24 ounces than it is to 12 ounces.  So will the new law actually stop people from drinking more than 16 ounces of soda with their meals?

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Justin Time October 03, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Who cares, let anyone who wants to drink that much, I say go for it. Who cares, it is their body, if they want to wobble around like a fat pig with high sugar content, let them! Maybe they will know what it is like to jab themselves in the stomach every day, taking insulin. Enjoy!!!
Engineer October 03, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Its not about that, its the fact that these fat asses will develop heart problems, etc. and then will have to be treated by doctors thus raising the cost of healthcare. We should ban fat people.
Paul Kersey October 03, 2012 at 04:14 PM
If the purpose of the law is to further extend government's reach into the private lives of its citizens, then yes, it perfectly serves that purpose.
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