NYC appeals ruling on big-soda ban
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to limit sugary drinks to 16 ounces.
March 29th, 2013
07:02 PM ET

NYC appeals ruling on big-soda ban

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed would happen, the New York City Law Department has filed an appeal after a New York judge scrapped the city's controversial ban on big containers of soda.

"Consistent with our desire to get a quick appellate review, the city filed its brief with the appeals court this week," said Fay Ng, senior counsel for the department's appeals division, in a written statement. "The sugary drinks proposal is an important part of the mayor's health initiative."

The Board of Health regulation would limit the size of drinking cups for sugary beverages to a maximum of 16 ounces at food service establishments in the city.

The regulation was adopted in September to help lower obesity rates, but a state Supreme Court judge overturned it as "arbitrary and capricious."


Filed under: Health • New York • Nutrition • U.S.
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  1. chrissy

    What a collosal waste of taxpayers money!

    March 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Not really. The real colossal waste of taxpayer's money is those billions of dollars in dole out to @chrissy's country Pakistan.

      March 30, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    You said it @chrissy! Not to mention, this ban will do very little, if anything, to promote healthy choices! It's a blatant government over-reach!!

    March 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol yup bloomburg is ego trippin! Pompous old goat that he is.

    March 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I'm a resident of NYC who admires Mayor Bloomberg very much. If all New Yorkers were as in shape as he, the subway cars would be far less crowded.

    March 30, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      He's still gonna die, like all the regular people.

      March 30, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Really, has anyone ever finished a "big" drink ever? The super size on any food or beverage can only lead to a super size figure folks... not to mention those in the world who go without and would be greatful for a regular size portion. @ Joey, as I understand it NYC is a pretty large city, can one really get to work on foot in a timely manner? If not, maybe taking the subway part of the way would help. Good observation tho. 🙂 Good morning all ...

    March 30, 2013 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Mary; Good morning. I have friends who walk for exercise. I go to a gym instead: more efficient. Charging by consumed space for subways would help, $1.00 for a 30" waist, $3.00 for a 40" waist.

    March 30, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    Lol 😉 I would have to concur with that @ Joey. I live in the 'sticks' so it'd be a days walk for me. I do make up for it by walking my brothers dog tho. 😉

    March 30, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Aaron

    I think that people should be able to get fat and overweight if they want . the government should not make a rule for every little thing. it probably would not work anyway because people would just get 2 mediums or 4 smalls. if there was a family of 6 and they always shard a extra extra large drink but now they would haft to get 6 smalls which would cost more .

    March 30, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Yes Arron.... not to mention the extra waste, labor and cost.

      March 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bubba

    Can the city council put a ban on blombergs big mouth?

    March 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fernace

    If the government wants to help people get healthy, there are much more constructive ways to do it! Let's start w/education, not banning softdrink sizes! It just seems too much of an empty, political gesture, than a true solution!!

    March 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      And don't forget the loop holes for Big Corp.. Blomberg won't touch 7-11, KFC or McDonalds..

      He probably plays golf with those CEO's.

      March 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bubba

    This soda is just a test... the worst is yet to come...

    What's next?

    March 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Can I still have my pop-tarts for breakfast, nanny Blomberg?? Pleeeese!

      March 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. justeye

    If the government wants people to lose weight, they should start by banning corn starch, and then processed foods.

    March 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It's the high-fructose corn syrup that's the culprit, not corn starch.

      March 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Oh for sure. Why wouldnt the american people welcome a dictator in every city? Sheesh! Get real.

    March 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bubba

    Can I still have my pop-tarts for breakfast, nanny Blomberg?? Pleeeese!

    March 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    It's hard to find bread that isn't sweet in supermarkets. Some little off-brands are still all right; most loaf bread is almost cake. I hate sweet bread.

    March 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
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