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Should the government regulate the size of sodas?

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Discussion started by Andy Goldberg:
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of soda in super-sized cups. He says that sweetened drinks are responsible for half the rise in New Yorkers' obesity in the last 30 years. Opponents cast the move as a 'nanny state' attack on personal freedoms. What's your take? Should governments limit the size of highly sweetened soft drinks?
Background article: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. ... Read more