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On one hand,
Sugary drinks are terrible for you. No one should be drinking them -- in large or small amounts.
On the other hand,
The government shouldn't be telling people what they can or can't eat/buy.
Do not support.
I agree wholeheartedly. When we lose one small freedom the larger ones follow.
People are fighting for the "right" to be gluttonous pigs with diabetes? Methinks you all have your priorities severely screwed up.
I will agree only if the Mayor is forced to wear a bike helmet 24/7.
I also support the war on ideologies.
You know, if somebody's gonna guzzle down a couple of liters of Mountain Dew a day, well, you just can't legislate out 'stupid'.
What's going to keep people from buying, say two or maybe even three 12ounce drinks, instead of one legal sized small drink? If someone wants to drink a lot of pop, they're going to find a way to do it.
That would be perfectly legal, the mayor is trying to make people think about that choice before they do it. So instead of just ordering 1 drink, you'd have to to order 2 or 3 separate drinks to get the amount you wanted, that might make you rethink your decision.
Certainly not his place to decide that, IMO. There are plenty of other bad things for you, it's short-sighted and over-reaching at the same time.
Lets have a war on carbs, fatty foods, tobacco, alcohol and sugar! The population of America is obviously too stupid to moderate themselves, so lets have a bunch of corrupt poli-tards dictate what we can and cannot consume(and how much).
Then when Jesus comes back and wants a little wine after the smiting, we can arrest him for various violations of the alcohol laws. No bread either, you know it is one of the leading causes of obesity. Ever notice the amount of carbs in bread? Hey you! Fatty! Drop the bread and wine and put you hands on your head!
Yes we can!
I drink 2 bottles of Mt Dew a day usually one of the big ones and then a regular size one, I am not overweight by sight standards, but by what the DRs say I should weigh I am, I could really care less what the DRs say anyway. Its not the drinks and foods that make people fat its the fact they dont get out and exercise.
Plus if its just in NYC people could go to the Bronx, Queens, or another place close and buy whatever they want
The Bronx and Queens are part of New York City.
Don't restrict the size, but add a sin tax. A penny per ounce sounds good.
Drinkss? Is that with a lisp?
Apparently for your phobia of s words it is, jack.
Too many assumptions took place in restricting the size of sugary drinks. Some people buy the larger size so some of it can be saved for later.
The market should decide the size of sugary drinks. As people continue to be more health conscious the size of the drink may decrease through sales.
This whole damned issue is disgusting in the extreme. What business is it of anyone's what you eat, drink or smoke? How does this idiot mayor find any sort of justification to dictate to people in a "free" country what they should eat, drink or smoke? These kind of facists have been with civilization since the time of the cavemen, and it would seem, they are a scum we cannot rid ourselves of. We just elect them governerl
If the retailers are smart they will sell just the 32oz cups - drinks optional at no extra cost
I support limiting everything in New York City. Just not in Lawrence,
It would seem that Americans don't have a lot of will power and the idea of just saying no is anathma. Which is why you see people eating and drinking things they should not just to prove how independent they are.
I have pain in my back and knee joints, at times it is an eight and I know it is going to get worse. I know that it is the weight on my joints that is causing them to disintergrate and is causing the pain. I am doing this to myself, but why? I wish there was an easy way to deal with this.
I would tell everyone that is young and not overweight to take all of this very seriously. Use some willpower and deny yourself something every once in a while. Get some exercise. Show your body some respect.
As you age you will be very glad you did.
The law is typical leftist garbage. If this is the best they have to offer, they need to be purged from the system.
I think there should be a government mandate for everyone to wear all- purpose helmets, inflatable sumo suits and exist soley on a tufu/wheat germ drink with multivitamins from cradle to grave.
I support the revocation of free choice. People operate much more efficiently under strict supervision.
I am happy to see a reduction in the serving size. I am never able to drink all of a large drink and when I go out to eat I usually finish only about half of the food. Serving sizes are ridiculously large. And yet I'm not able to get smaller portions and so I really supplement the eating and drinking habits of others. If the unit size becomes smaller than everyone can get exactly what they want - I'd like an 8 oz. drink. If you want 32 oz. you can buy four. No law suggests you can't. That way we all get what we want for a fair price and I'm not forced to buy 32 oz. when all I want is 8 oz.
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