Nanny Bloomberg wants NY State to adopt his soda ban so it will affect grocery stores too

Nanny Bloomberg isn’t happy that he can’t regulate his soda ban in grocery stores since they are regulated at the state level, so he’s calling on the State of NY to adopt his soda ban:

CBS NEWS – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is thinking bigger when it comes to his upcoming soda ban. He’s calling on New York State to enact his proposal that will cap the size of sugary drinks sold at restaurants and food courts starting this March.

Beginning next month, the city plans to restrict restaurants, delis, sports venues, movie theaters and many other eateries that fall under the jurisdiction of the city’s health department from selling some sugar-laden beverages larger than 16-ounces in size. Refills will be permitted depending on the establishment. The limits also do not apply to milk-based and alcoholic beverages.

Supermarkets and convenience stores are exempt because they’re regulated by the state, not the city.

Bloomberg , however, said at an unrelated news conference Monday that “the state should do exactly the same thing in stores.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office had no immediate comment.


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