NEW YORK, NY – Sugar-lovers, rejoice! New York City’s super-sized soda ban has finally gone flat.
A court of appeals ruled the city’s prohibition of the big sugary drinks, championed by former mayor Michael Bloomberg, is illegal.
The ban sought to limit the size of sodas and other sugary liquid refreshments to 16 ounces.
But the court says size doesn’t matter, and people have the right to drink soda in mass quantities if they so choose.
New York City’s health department says the battle of the bulge isn’t over yet. They’ll just have to find new ways to combat obesity and diabetes.
A worthy cause, when more than 1/3 of Americans are obese. But it looks like legally mandated moderation is no the key to a city-wide slim-down.