Is Queens about to be restricted to little sodas?
If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, that's what's coming next to your favorite five-borough restaurant, movie theater or street vendor.
The mayor plans to eliminate the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces in each of those places in an "ambitious" effort to combat obesity, The New York Times reported today.
“New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” Bloomberg told the paper.
Exemptions, such as for diet drinks and sales in supermarkets, are expected to be part of the new law, eyed for spring 2013, according to the Times.
It would mark the first such ban in the country, but follows the mayor's successful efforts to ban trans fats and curb public smoking.
The New York City Beverage Association is certainly not thrilled.
So what do you think? Is the mayor overstepping his bounds? Or is this a boon for public health? Share your thoughts in the comments and vote in the poll below.