Big news is getting smaller today, August 13, 2012. According to Time.com, “the New York City Health Department became the first in the nation to ban the sale of sugared beverages larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, mobile food carts, sports arenas and movie theaters.” After what feels like an eternity of debating Mayor Michael Bloomberg can declare a win on his mission to thin New Yorkers.
America is at war. At war with Obesity. Because obesity is the #1 issue plaguing the nation at this point in time, obviously. Maybe this is a silly question Mr. Bloomberg, but what makes you think New York’s thirstiest will order a large Coke and call it a day? What’s to stop New York’s sugar addicts from consuming not 1, not 2 but possibly endless servings of their favorite sugary nectar? Perhaps it’s not obesity that this law is trying to cure but instead a ploy by the government to spur the economy with increased soda sales. Conspiracy? Maybe. Maybe not….
But for those of you shaking in your boots with your head in your hands, don’t worry, there ARE exceptions to the new law. The 7/11 Big Gulp is still legal! May the lines bend around the corner. See you at 7/11!