Yahoo asked New York City residents to snap photos of themselves enjoying their last big soda before a city ban on many large sugary drinks goes into effect. Here's one perspective.
COMMENTARY | Say goodbye to your big gulps of soda! Come Tuesday, a ban is set to take place in NYC on most sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. This includes 2-liter sodas with pizzas, or large drinks on bowling night, and even the mixers with bottle service at the club! Mayor Michael Bloomberg also wants to extend this ban into grocery stores.
I don't even drink soda, but I figured I may as well get 20 ounces of Sprite in while I still can!
While it's true that almost 58 percent of New York adults and 39 percent of kids are overweight, and one in three is diabetic or pre-diabetic, I have to ask myself what banning these drinks is going to accomplish. We all know what happened during Prohibition. You can't take away the people's right to choose what goes into their bodies and get positive results. Look at the price of cigarettes around here, yet folks are still smoking and illegal "loosie" sales are on the rise.
Mayor Bloomberg, if you're so concerned, let's bring down the price of non-processed, healthy and organic foods and tax the high-fructose, artificially colored junk so everyone can afford to eat healthier.
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg