I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but I don’t necessarily care about New York’s proposal to ban larger-than-16oz-sugary-sodas. Partly it’s because I’m not affected; I live in Seattle and haven’t even sampled non-diet pop* in years.
I am skeptical that it would make fat people thin, naturally, but I think it would be more likely to affect the budgets of folks who are grabbing lunch or dinner between work shifts than anything else. Having to buy more drinks will cost more, and water isn’t always free in delis or restaurants.
And that, I think, is what people aren’t realizing. Preventing people from buying large pop servings isn’t targeted at fat people. It’s targeted at poor people, at workers, at kids.
*I’ve occasionally had sugar or corn-syrup sweetened pop at parties over the last few decades and ended up with headaches. I haven’t drunk “real” soda regularly since 1985. Currently I drink water, diet Pepsi and coffee with half-and-half and Splenda most days.
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