NYC plans to appeal the state judge’s decision as soon as possible.
According to a statement today from the NYC Law Department.
Here is everything you need to know about this news story so you can effectively and inevitably argue with your friends about it.
1. In May 2012, Bloomberg proposed a 16-oz limit on the size of sugary beverages sold in food service establishments in an effort to curb obesity.
The department of health calls it a “portion cap” the media calls it a “soda ban.” No other cities have anything like this.
2. In July soda companies formed a grassroots organization to campaign against the ban.
It is called New Yorkers for Beverage Choices and the group canvassed neighborhoods to gather signatures on petitions.
4. The regulation WAS set to go into effect tomorrow, March 12.
6. The basics:
Diet sodas are ok to be sold in cups larger than 16oz.
9. And, crazily enough, no more unlimited mixers with bottle service at clubs.
11. And Big Gulps and Slurpees would also be allowed — but for a different reason.
Bloomberg’s rule couldn’t affect grocery stores or convenience stores — including 7-11 — because they are regulated by the state and not the city.
13. Starbucks had planned no changes.
Their spokesperson to the NYTimes that it wasn’t clear which of their drinks would be regulated. Because even though some of them clearly contain more than the 3.125 grams of sugar per ounce that Bloomberg’s rule prohibits, it’s unclear how much milk is in them and if they hit that 51% mark.
16. Some just thought it was a stupid idea that wouldn’t work.
- Barack Obama holds his final press conference as president today.