With Missouri ranked as the 11th most obese state in the nation in a study published about a year ago, we thought it would be worth a discussion about a ban on giant sugary soda sales in New York City.
If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, that's what's coming next to your favorite five-borough restaurant, movie theater or street vendor.
The mayor plans to eliminate the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces in each of those places in an "ambitious" effort to combat obesity, The New York Times reported last week.
“New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” Bloomberg told the paper.
Exemptions, such as for diet drinks and sales in supermarkets, are expected to be part of the new law, eyed for spring 2013, according to the Times.
It would mark the first such ban in the country, but follows the mayor's successful efforts to ban trans fats and curb public smoking.
The New York City Beverage Association is certainly not thrilled.
Does Missouri need to consider something similar to combat the rotund waistlines? Is this nanny-state-gone-mad or nice job Bloomie?