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"There they go again," Stefan Friedman, a spokesman for the New York City Beverage Association, said in a statement. "The New York City Health Department's unhealthy obsession with attacking soft drinks is again pushing them over the top. The city is not going to address the obesity issue by attacking soda because soda is not driving the obesity rates."

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New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts – CNN.com
New York City is poised to ban the sale of large sodas from restaurants and food carts to fight obesity, a city official said Thursday.

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  1. Bob Lai says:

    And math is commutative. A 48 oz. big gulp is the same as four 12 oz. cans of soda. Sugary drinks may be a part of the issue, but it's peripheral to getting back to some real basics.

  2. William Tatum says:

    Like with all things I oppose bans, if you don't like something(you being the state) tax it, don't ban it, that just creates black markets.

  3. Paul Swansen says:

    Entrepreneurs in New Jersey and Connecticut are scrambling to find Real Estate to build as many 7-11 and other similar Franchises to take care of the demand for New Yorker's willing to drive or commute over the state line to get their fix.

  4. John Poteet says:

    They could just ban elevators and escalators and all those people taking the stairs could drink all the soda they wanted.

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