Sugary Drinks Ban Proposals In New York
We mentioned some of the ill effects of sugary drinks on the human body (especially the heart), way back in march this year on this very site. We advocated moderation in consumption. That article can be read here. Now one of the cities worst hit by the harmful effect of sugar, the New York City in the United States of America is taking its own future in its hands and planning a decisive action. It plans to ban the sales of big sized sugary drinks. We got this as a Breaking News Alert From New York Times yesterday night.
Read the excerpts below:
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
New York Plans a Ban on Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks
New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to combat rising obesity.
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 full article from the online publication can be read obtained here
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