Pros And Cons Of Banning Big Soda

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What would banning 16 oz. big sodas in one city solve ? Mayor Bloomberg of New York City is debating on whether or not he should ban 16 oz. big drinks. On Thursday the New York City Health Department became the first nation to ban the sale of sugared beverages larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, mobile food carts, sport arenas and movie theaters. (Park) It’s an anti-obesity campaign supported by health professionals. (Park) Government regulations on big sodas is a bad idea because it will put places out of business, ruin society, and is ineffective. Banning big sodas will cause a big drop for many business. Many business have big sodas as a major contribution to their business, and losing them could possibly cause a drop in taxes. A high…show more content…
Therefore, you can kiss late night drives to pick up a sixteen oz., goodbye. Our society is already distorted because of technology, banning big sodas because of obesity will make it even worse. We all know that society has this set picture that everyone needs to look like to presume to be appealing. For girls it’s the short, slim girl, Caucasian with athletic, blue eyes, and blonde hair. For guys it’s the tall, slim guy, Caucasian with brown eyes, brown hair, and athletic. Taking away big sodas is just pushing people to be like everyone.” The study looked at more than 14,000 high school students to determine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and suicide attempts, as well as the relationship between believing one is overweight — whether true or not —and suicide attempts.” When you take away big sodas and say the reason behind it being taken away is obese people. You put many obese people in uncomfortable situations. Lastly, banning big sodas is bad idea because it is ineffective. You take away big sodas- big whoop, you say the reasoning behind them being banned is obese people. Why would you exclude fruit juices, milkshakes, and even sweet treats? Any of those a can cause people to become overweight aka
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