Summary of main points
The article reports on the ban of sugary drinks in New York. According to the writer the ban was as a result of a unanimous decision of the Cities’ board charged with health matters. The ban, according to the article, would take effect within six months unless blocked by a judicial action. The affected products would include sweetened beverages, non diet soda and pre sweated ice teas. Alcoholics, juices and dairy based drinks would remain unaffected. The article also observes that organizations with their own drink fountains like restaurants would also be affected. Such organizations, according to the article would not be permitted use cups bigger than 16 ounces. However, organizations not receiving inspection grading from the health units would be exempted from the rules.
I share sentiments with the author in adopting the ban. For a long time, not only in New York, industries selling soft drinks and other sugary products have continued to slowly endanger human life. Personally I have experienced my own grandmother, who is obsess, get admitted to hospital after experiencing breathing challenges soon after consuming two bottlers of non diet soda. I have also seen such efforts being continuously ignored despite numerous medical reports and research findings indicating that such practices were a contributing factor towards early deaths and diseases. According to an article in the Guardian written by a health editor Sarah Boseley , sugar is the sole cause of obesity as opposed to fats. The recently written article reveals findings conducted and recorded by Dr Robert Lustig's in his book Fat Chance. According to Dr Robert sugar and not fat is the main cause’s obesity. Health reports also indicate that obesity not only yields social crisis but is a major cause of pre-mature deaths in the US (Tina Moffat, 2010).
It is quite unfortunate that business opportunist make a lot of profit against human while increasing rates of deaths and creating other social crisis. This ban presents an awakening to the health sector in the entire world. The unanimous decision by health professionals in New York sends a strong message to the entire world and should be supported. Human life is comparable to nothing and should remain sacred and deserving of respect just as it ought to.
Tina Moffat, Childhood Obesity': Health Crisis or Social Construction," Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2010) Retrieved From , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20420299.ON 20th April, 2013