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Board to Vote on Soda Ban: What's Gonna Happen?

Let us know what you'll do if the sugary drink ban passes!

Update, 11:15 a.m.: The ban passed. PANIC!*

Here's a statement from Liz Berman of New Yorkers for Beverage Choices.

"The fix was in from the beginning, and the Mayor’s handpicked board followed their orders by passing this discriminatory ban; but it has not passed with the support of New Yorkers. It’s sad that the board wants to limit our choices.  We are smart enough to make our own decisions about what to eat and drink.”

Voters will make a big political decision in New York City Thursday, and it's not going to happen at polling places.

The New York City Board of Health will make a ruling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces,

So what will you do if 20-ounce sodas become contraband in restaurants today?

It's been a big issue all summer, and we want to know what you think now that the vote has arrived.

Republicans, Democrats, it doesn't matter, today the biggest vote will be on sugary drinks!

Let us know what you think. Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

* Patch does not advocate panic.

james turano September 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
RE:Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces. As a Viet Nam Veteran, and for all those who sacrificed their lives because of Wars, including those who are handicapped, and mentally scared for life so we may have freedom back home, this Soda Ban takes away individuals freedoms and has to be unconstitutional. Maybe this Soda Ban is just a distraction to avoid what is more of a problem in New York City at this time. Just as a small example, I would be willing for one month to go under cover, purchase all the Meth, prescription pills, cocaine,heroine, hand guns and automatic weapons that are easily available throughout the City and place them on the Mayors desk to show you what is really significant vs 16 ounce sodas. I am sure the Mayors desk wouldn't hold all the Drugs and Guns I can buy. Would be some sight for the Press though! JT
Debra September 13, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I'd love to be able to throw Bloomberg out into the street. He is dispicable and an egomaniac. I agree with Mr. Turano...the mayor should be paying more attention to the murders, guns, etc which are in the streets instead of "soda". Bloomy chooses light stuff to make issues about, not the hardcore stuff which matters to all of us peasants. Bloombery needs to GOOOOOOO!!!

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