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March 25, 2013

Soda Bans

A federal judge, New York State Supreme Court Justice Milton A. Tingling, recently blocked New York City from banning the sale of sugary beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces. Advocates have cited troubling statistics—more than 78 million adults (35.7% of population) and 12.5 million children and adolescents (17%) were obese in 2010, CDC said last August—and argue that a large sugar-sweetened ban would promote public health. However, Justice Tingling argued that such a ban would “violate the separation of powers doctrine”. (For more on the topic, click here.) How do you feel about a soda ban?

Do you support bans on large-sized sugar-sweetened drinks like soda?

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