Big Sodas Coming Back To NYC?
From the NY Daily News
A victory for those city folks who can't get enough of their giant size Big Gulp's. The NY Court of Appeals voted that The Board of Health exceeded it's authority by backing then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan on large sugary beverages over 16 ounces. Bloomberg enacted the plan in an effort to combat obesity and health issues he felt were directly linked to the sugary beverages. You've probably seen some of the TV commercials or signs, if you've been to city any time over the past two years. Some argued that the measures ineffective and a waste of time. Other business owners feared the ban on large sodas could hurt business. The American Beverage Association, had argued that only the City Council or state Legislature could enact such a broad regulation.
City attorney Richard Dearing argued the 2012 regulation was a fair and science-based effort to combat obesity. Mayor de Blasio has backed former Mayor Bloomberg's plan since taking office. Still, the argument rages on...