Going to New York City in the near future? If you plan on visiting the Big Apple, you’ll be able to buy a big soda in any restaurant, sporting event or other location you visit. For now, anyway.
A judge on Monday struck down the city’s planned big soda ban, which would have limited the sale of non-diet soda and some other beverages to cups 16 ounces or smaller. The Associated Press reported that the ruling judge wrote in his opinion that loopholes in the rules defeated the intended purpose of them.
The city’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is pushing for an appeal of the judge’s decision, the AP reported Tuesday. Bloomberg defends the ban as an anti-obesity effort.
Do you agree with the judge's ruling, or do you think actions such as these are necessary in the light of the country's growing obesity problem?
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