Pros And Cons Of Soda

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“... Obesity is an issue that needs to be addressed. It is one that needs to be addressed with education, compassion, and support, not government mandates” (Stone, para 2). Prior to the middle of 2013, New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg had implemented a law that banned soda containers over the size of 16 ounces to be sold, but the ban was later repealed by the New York State Court. Essentially, the main controversy was whether the ban should have been repealed or ever created. According to Stone, by limiting people from doing something as simple as drinking certain amounts of soda, the city was going through the wrong course towards their objective. Although it may seem as though a ban on large amounts of soda would help solve many crises…show more content…
As described by Samantha Gross in the Washington times article “Pro, con arguments on proposed NY sugary drink ban” she objectively states “... restrictions would only apply to food service businesses regulated by the Health Department, including restaurants, food carts, sports arenas, delis, and movie theaters (Gross, pg 2). This solidifies the fact that the ban is unethical because convenience stores, grocery stores, and other stores not regulated by the city would be able to neglect the law. By giving an advantage to certain stores, stores lose money and customers who want a drink larger sizes of soda. The ban should not be put in place due to the fact a particular group of businesses wouldn’t be affected by it. Another example of this is shown in “Sodas a problem but…” as it says “Convenience stores such as 7-eleven would be exempt but a Burger King across the street would be restricted” (Klein, para 3). This shows how completely unjust the ban would be towards restaurants. It wouldn’t just affect large chain business like burger king; a business that would have just started would lose customers. While this happened, places like 7-eleven would just gain income and that's unwarranted. It is due to how some stores would be able to deviate from the ban, and some stores would have to follow it, that it is unacceptable to enforce the limitation on…show more content…
They can argue that a ban on sugary drinks could help improve health problems such as obesity. Although it may seem reasonable like a reasonable solution, it can actually have negative effects on people. What good is a law when it can’t solve the issue it was made for. Therefore, the soda ban should not be put in place due to how it doesn’t solve the health problems it was made for. In the Washington times article by Samantha Gross, Joy Dubost, a nutritionist who works for the National Restaurant Association, explains what problems that limiting soda can cause. ‘“It’s not reasonable to blame or cite one product,”’ she said, adding that the proposal, “produces a false sense of accomplishment in the fight against obesity”’ (Gross, p.g 2). In other words, banning the amount of soda that can be sold won’t solve many health problems as, obesity doesn’t originate from one source. The ban also implies that people won’t have to worry about obesity and other health crisis because they will presume that everything has been cured due to this one mandate. Not only does this mean that the ban doesn’t solve anything but it also makes sure people will stray away from issues that need to be addressed and therefore, limiting the amount of soda a person can purchase is a unproductive concept. However much people may think that limiting soda will help control these health issues, it actually does a lot more harm than
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