June 26, 2012 12:32pm CST
Bloomberg has said the drink ban is an attempt to fight obesity in the city. His first-in-the-nation ban, formally announced May 31, would limit sweet drinks to 16 ounces at venues across the city -- from restaurants to street carts to movie theaters. However, the proposal allows refills. The ban would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks or alcoholic beverages. Nor would it include drinks sold in grocery or convenience stores. Food establishments that don't downsize would face fines of $200. The New York City Restaurant Association is fighting the drink proposal and is considering legal action of it goes into effect.Association spokesman Stefan Friedman recently called the proposal "zealous." He said officials should seek solutions that are actually going to curb obesity. At a meeting Tuesday, members of the New York City Board of Health expressed support for Bloomberg's proposal. They then started brainstorming other ways to cut the fat, according to MyFoxNY.com. Member Bruce Vladeck proposed limiting movie-theater popcorn containers. "The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," he said. Another member suggested limits for milkshakes and "milk-coffee beverages." First of all goverment has bigger things to worry about like not making it harder for businesses to make a buck. secondly popcorn is a fat free healthy snack it is what you put on it that makes it unhealthy. thirdly if people want it they will buy it and it is just going to cost more to buy 2 16 0z soda's instead of 1 big gulp. this story can be found on foxnews.com. I googled ny soda ban and got this info.