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June 1st, 2012
05:26 PM ET

NY mayor wants ban on big, sugary drinks

New York's mayor wants a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. CNN's Mary Snow reports.


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  1. joshua

    This is how socialist government works. they think they know what's best so they implement a one size fits all policy that is intended to help a few at the expense of many. First it was salt, now it's sugar, next it will be beer, pizza and chili dogs. Why can't politicians focus on jobs, roads and education? Our standard of living would be greatly improved if our governments stuck to the basics and got out of the way on everything else.

    June 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  2. Jim Thomas

    Exercise is what is needed starting in the schools.The kids start habits when they are young.Exercise in school 3 times a week is what is needed like we used to have.More government control we do not need.Jim Thomas Phx. Az.

    June 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
  3. Quentin Roman

    I think that the mayor of New York is an idiot. People should be able to order what ever they want. Everyone knows that its not a healthy choice but its what they want and that's all that matters. I think people should be left with their own choice to be healthy or not.

    June 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  4. Griff

    "I think that sugary drinks, are also too sweet. A little less sugar will make my medcin go down a little better!"

    June 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  5. Lois Dawes

    What right does the Mayor have to put in LAW and so FORCE people to behave a certain way. Even if he feels it is for their good. Weight gain can be due to several things known and unknown, even meat additives and over the counter drugs can be the culprit so is the next step to ban these too and where do we stop Not even the Lord behaves that way. Note this in Gen 2 vs. 16 and 17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: [17] But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. This command was meant to maintain the harmony in nature but man was free to disobey. God had prior to proclaimed everything good.

    In the book of Romans the Lord speaks of the unnatural (anti-nature); the evil referred to in Genesis clearly revealed
    Romans 1. vs. 26 and 27 For this cause God gave them up (allowed them to do as they pleased), unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:[27] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. So man was able to choose LIFE over DEATH. The gravest sin gives no option but death yet Bloomberg supports the sexual practices of gays and gay marriages. Is this not odd? The implications of this act against nature is not fully known. But these acts which disrupts the social order MUST also dwarf the kinetic energy it produces as it must go against the natural flow of the energy which runs among us all.

    June 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  6. Louis, Jacksonville, Fl.

    Ridiculous!! The smoking ban had scientific data on the damage from 2nd hand smoke to back it up. What's next? Forced exercise? A brocolli eating mandate?

    June 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm |

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