Hat tip: Chris
More than half of New Yorkers polled by Quinnipac are opposed to Mayor Bloobergs proposals to ban large sugary soft drinks, and to hide baby formula from new mothers in hospitals.
Let me just say that I rarely drink soda. And I *never* drink sugary beverages. Sugar is known to be unhealthy in so many ways. Diet sodas aren’t much better either, as they can leech calcium out of your bones, and just make you crave more sweet foods. But I still don’t think it’s the Mayor’s place to propose a ban on these drinks. The same thing holds true for hiding baby formula. One thing I sort of agree on is the “stop and frisk” program. Being that we’ve refused to close down our borders for years, it’s the least the police can do.
A proposal before the city Board of Health would limit servings of sugary drinks to 16 ounces (473 ml) at most restaurants, theaters, delis, vending carts and stadium concessions. It is the first of its kind in the nation and has been vigorously opposed by the soda industry.
A separate initiative would encourage breast-feeding by making baby formula less available to new mothers.
Voters oppose Bloomberg’s sugary soft drink proposal by a margin of 54 percent to 42 percent.
They oppose the breastfeeding initiative by an even greater margin, with 56 percent of voters opposed and 24 percent in favor. Six of 10 women oppose the initiative.