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New York Soda Ban – What’s Wrong With That?

22 March 2013, 13:00

New York City Mayor - Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sodas is a ban that I think should’ve been proposed across the entire United States of America.

A while ago, a court dismissed this ban and many in the U.S are highly against this ban – resembling this as a dictator move.

The way I see it: if no one wants to do anything about obesity, I’ll do it.

The U.S is known for its high obesity rate and heart disease. We often make fun of them about it. They also have a health care system that not many can afford. So doesn't this ban make sense? Especially when an overweight person who does not have healthcare needs to be admitted to hospital, the tax payer (and of them are those who lead healthy lives) has to foot the bill. Isn't that unfair?

You can say that government doesn't have the right to meddle in your life – telling what you can consume and how much of it you can consume but at least government cares about your health and the amount spent on medical bills.

A governor in the state of Mississippi has said that it’s not the role of government to regulate people’s diets. Mississippi is the U.S’s fattest state by the way. Mississippi is also the strictest state when it comes to abortion (extremely against abortion).

In a report by Forbes last year, obesity cost Americans $190 billion a year – way more than what smoking costs them.  I’m sure you’ll agree that that’s a lot of money spent on something that can be prevented.

Healthy foods are indeed expensive but that’s no excuse for not starting a veggie garden or even just controlling your portion size.

If this was a ban proposed here, I’d fully support it. I mean, it would just trickle down to children. Children will see adults leading healthy lives and it would see them doing the same. 

It’s unfortunate how many in the U.S cannot think ahead and cannot take measures to ensure a healthy life.

What do you think?

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