--Include a mandatory warning label on all sugary sodas that meticulously describes the dangers associated with obesity.
--Include a mandatory graphic label on all sugary sodas that shows the equivalent number of sugar cubes included in the associated container.
--Require persons seeking to purchase a sugary drink to take a blood sugar test and to be weighed--not in order to deny them access to this legal substance, mind you, but just so they are made aware and can be better informed about whether or not to consume this product.
--Institute a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before actually giving a sugary soda to someone who has requested one so the consumer may thoroughly consider his choice.
--Ban all federal funding from any organization that serves high-sugar content drinks.
--Pass legislation that disallows the firing of any employee who chooses to deny serving or selling sugary sodas to someone they think is obese or at risk of becoming obese. After all, obesity kills; and no one should be forced to facilitate it.
Gee. Sound familiar?
Now then, here is the smartest thing I've read regarding Bloomberg's proposed ban (via Politico):
What if his main goal, from the very start, was to help consumers forge a strong connection between sugary drinks and obesity, using the media to help carry his message? What if he wanted millions of people – in New York City and around the country – to become more aware of the connection between Coca Cola and fat? What if he wanted news organizations to report that a 16 ounce soda has the equivalent of a jaw-dropping 20 sugar cubes?
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