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    NY tries to ban large soda sales- gotta hear from my fellow Grokkers!

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    Banning anything is bad in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldsmith View Post
    Banning anything is bad in my opinion.
    I disagree. Banning things that cause harm to uninvolved parties(see: secondhand smoke) is completely legitimate and justifiable. That doesn't apply in this case, however.

    I don't think banning large sodas makes sense - This is one of those "it's your money, spend it how you want" situations. It'll also just lead to stupid crap like "buy one get one free" deals on smaller sodas.

    Now on the other hand, Bloomberg in the past also had a proposal to limit/prohibit the use of food stamps on soda/sweetened beverages. In my opinion that's a perfectly legitimate proposal, as when someone(or an entity) is providing assistance, it's perfectly reasonable to have the expectation/stipulation that said assistance is not squandered.

    I think public officials taking a proactive interest in public health is a good thing. However I think this particular effort is misguided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsa23 View Post
    I disagree. Banning things that cause harm to uninvolved parties(see: secondhand smoke) is completely legitimate and justifiable. That doesn't apply in this case, however.

    I don't think banning large sodas makes sense - This is one of those "it's your money, spend it how you want" situations. It'll also just lead to stupid crap like "buy one get one free" deals on smaller sodas.

    Now on the other hand, Bloomberg in the past also had a proposal to limit/prohibit the use of food stamps on soda/sweetened beverages. In my opinion that's a perfectly legitimate proposal, as when someone(or an entity) is providing assistance, it's perfectly reasonable to have the expectation/stipulation that said assistance is not squandered.

    I think public officials taking a proactive interest in public health is a good thing. However I think this particular effort is misguided.
    I don't think banning works but this isn't really just a case of being able to spend your own money on the poison of your choice. Healthcare costs associated with these soda-filled crap diets (diabetes, heart disease) are already sky-high and it will only get much worse. That's a bill we do all end up paying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldsmith View Post
    Banning anything is bad in my opinion.
    I'm all for keeping face-eating LSD banned! Otherwise, government, stay out of my business, k?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldsmith View Post
    Banning anything is bad in my opinion.
    I'm not going to read this whole thread. There's no point because the first reply is the 100% correct answer. I world where everyone is free to buy soda and cigarettes is better than a world where soda and cigarettes are banned. If we let the government simply ban everything they deemed unhealthy, steak, bacon, eggs and butter would be illegal. Think about THAT.
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    While it may be unhealthy, banning something because it is deemed unhealthy is bad. We wouldn't be able to eat the way we do if we let governments do so.

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    Well, I guess I will get my exercise when I walk up to the soda fountain to refill my coke a few times.

    I'm with Goldsmith, banning is not the way to go.

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    agreed. the minute the government starts telling us what we can and can't put into our bodies, the whole thing starts to... oh wait... lol

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