Cambridge, Mass. Mayor Also Wants to Ban Big Soda
Sugary drinks, your days might be numbered: Now, the Boston Globe reports that the mayor of Cambridge, Mass., also wants a ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks much like the proposed soda ban in New York City.
Mayor Henrietta Davis proposed the idea of a ban at last night's city council meeting, the Globe says. Davis said she believed a ban would indeed cut health risks from the consumption of soda. The Globe quotes her as saying, "In addition to being an obesity threat, soda is one of the contributing factors to an increasing rate of diabetes and heart disease amongst younger people."
Davis said a possible ban would be similar to the one proposed by New York City's Mayor Bloomberg, where sodas and sugary drinks more than 16 ounces would be banned from sale. (It would not affect the sales of drinks with 70 percent of juice or more, or drinks with 50 percent dairy).
However, Davis' new idea wasn't met with much enthusisasm. City Councilor Leland Cheung said he wanted to know how a ban would work in New York City before following suit; and the majority of citizens interviewed by the Globe and other sources reveal they're not so crazy about the idea, either. We'll have to see how this ban, and New York's soda ban, plays out.