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    New York now wants to ban any soda over 16 oz. This would mean you wouldn't be able to buy even a 20 oz. bottled drink to go with your meal. Good idea or nanny state?

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    Get ready to sell smaller containers of soda and other sweetened drinks. The obesity task force with the New York City Department of Health is ready to recommend that containers for sweetened beverages be limited to 16 ounces.

    The rule would affect drinks sold at delis, fast-food franchises, sports arenas, and sidewalk carts. Anyone who violates the regulation would be fined $200 for every sale.

    This is the latest initiative of Mayor Mike Bloomberg's war on obesity.

    The Health Department is already running commercials encouraging the public to stop drinking soda because of its sugar content.

    The city's Board of Health would need to approve the rule, but that is considered likely because the mayor appoints the board members.

    However, some people Fox 5 News spoke to say if they can't buy one 20-ounce drink they will just buy two 16-ounce bottles.

    The New York City Beverage Association is blasting the mayor for attempting to limit the size of sweetened drinks. The organization said soda is not driving the obesity rates and that "as obesity continues to rise, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that calories from sugar-sweetened beverages are a small and declining part of the American diet."
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    *Sigh*

    It does seem very nanny state like...and I really don't like that. At the same time I am frustrated with our poor eating choices and companies poor marketing choices. I'm beginning to lose hope that people, both consumers and those in businesses are capable of doing the right thing.

    I don't know.

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    Brilliant, I tell you, brilliant! Think about it: last time I was at Staples Center, the drinks were pretty small for the price. How awesome would it be for them to be able to say, "Oh, we can only sell 16 oz. sodas - see you soon for the second round of $7 sodas!"

    Does it mention anything about refills? If not, it really isn't going to have that much of an effect on sit-down restaurants.

    When I buy my drinks at the store, I know how much is in them ounces and calories. The same isn't true at sit-down restaurants. They can offer a guideline, but the way they refill them, there is no way of knowing how much they are actually serving.

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    Agreed, seems kind of nanny state. A bit over the top, especially when people can just buy two or three of the smaller sizes.

    But I'm SHOCKED at how much soda people consume. And it really is so so so bad for you.

    Though, admittedly, my once or twice/week Coke does taste mighty yummy. All in moderation.
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    Very nanny state. We should be able to make decisions ourselves. If someone wants to drink a large soda, that is their choice. I don't often drink soda but every once in awhile one sounds good!

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    I'm fine with it. Soda is gross. If people want to go broke paying for two or three, fine. That is still their choice.

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    I don't agree. Soda isn't only culprit in our eating habits. If I want to have 4 sodas or 1 large one it is up to me as I am an adult and should be able to purchase anything I want that is already legal.
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    Dont we have enough problems in the world without worrying about what people want to drink? I dont drink Soda very often, but every now and then it is fun to have, just like any other junk food in the world
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    It's kinda nanny state like. It's kind of a petty issue compared with the issues that exist. Seems like they could have spent more time and money on more important issues, though I do think obesity and health are a priority. It's just within the health issues are much larger issues than a cup size for sodas.

    However, I don't think we need to exert that much control over people. I mean, monitoring the size of cup? I think they definitely have some fizz in their heads.
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    Hmmm......wonder if they plan on banning Starbucks Venti sized drinks too. Surely that crap can't be good for you.

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