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New York… and now Cambridge is considering outlawing soda entirely

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Editado: Jun 20, 2012, 4:53pm

"That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to refer the matter of a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants to the Cambridge Public Health Department for a recommendation."

Despite the wording, there's some unclarity whether the mayor wants a total ban or just on larger sizes—a la New York.

Boston Herald:

Harvard Crimson:

CNN reports she may want a ban on refills but not on all soda:

However it turns out, the logic is clear. Once you tell people they can't have large classes of soda, it's only a matter of time before you tell them the glass size is 0.

Jun 20, 2012, 7:11pm

May I still have it as a mix in my bourbon?

Jun 20, 2012, 7:14pm

No more Big Gulp bourbons.

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Editado: Jun 21, 2012, 1:42am

Right. I'd love to see them ban sugary coffee drinks—drinks which are every bit as sugar-filled as a Coke. But the self-satisfied liberal upper-middle class Cambridge cognoscenti don't drink soda. Soda's for those other people—fat suburbanites, and for blacks, whose ignorance about the right thing to drink is understandable, but must be shown the right things to drink by the right people!

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Jun 21, 2012, 7:32pm

A friend on a diet told me that a white chocolate mocha has as many calories as a Big Mac.

Jun 24, 2012, 8:13pm

I seriously doubt the day they ban Coke or Pepsi will come. I am not exhilarated with their banning refills or giant bucket-sized sodas at restaurants, in some cities, but from that to banning sodas altogether, I just don't see it happening. Without my daily iced Coke, life would have no meaning ...

Editado: Jul 3, 2012, 12:43pm

Big Brother only wants what is best for you! Trust Big Brother. Obedience brings Happiness. Please report anyone speaking in opposition to the Good Deeds of Big Brother. Big Brother's enemies are your enemies!

Editado: Jul 3, 2012, 12:42pm

I forgot, some of those Starbucks coffees have a lot of sugar and fat.

Starbucks sells the equivalent of candy bars in a cup.

Jul 4, 2012, 7:18am


I am curious about how consistent you are in your expressed attitude, Jim. Do you also feel the same way about governmental crusades against tobacco, in favor of exercise, in provision of medicare, etc. ? Or are you like WFB and Russell Kirk, no particular principles (that would be ideology, and hence bad) - just trying to slow down the "march of history?"

Jul 4, 2012, 11:59am

Without my daily iced Coke, life would have no meaning ...

When the zombie apocalypse comes, Trudy is one of the people who give up.

Ago 10, 2012, 9:22pm

A lot of juice beverages are almost as sweet as pop, just don't have carbonation. The industry will find a way around it.