In New York City where Mayor Bloomberg and his Board of Health are trying to control what New Yorkers eat and drink, the people have a right to be heard. Since Mayor Bloomberg announced his proposal to ban the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces, poll after poll has shown that the majority (in one case, 72 percent) of Americans and New Yorkers oppose the ban.
Today, another poll from Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows a growing majority of New York voters still oppose Bloomberg’s ban, 54 to 42 percent. Unfortunately, they aren’t being heard – and the Mayor and his Board of Health will likely steamroll them next month with a ban that will be detrimental to businesses and have no impact on obesity rates.
New Yorkers and people all across the country oppose this type of discriminatory action. They’re smart enough to decide for themselves what to eat and drink.
Unlike Mayor Bloomberg, the beverage industry delivers more than soundbite solutions and finds ways to be a part of real solutions to obesity. You can learn more about our commitment and our innovative products - including more no- and no-calorie options - at DeliveringChoices.org.