Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City recently announced a plan to ban large, sugary sodas and drinks in restaurants, movie theaters, and streetcarts in the city. This action is part of an effort to decrease obesity. The ban applies to drinks over 16 fluid ounces (most Coca Cola bottles are around 20 fluid ounces). According to the New York Times, the ban would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages.
Our neighbors in New York are combating obesity; how would you feel if D.C. politicians imposed a similar ban here?