You may have heard about how Mayor Bloomberg plans to strike a crippling blow against obesity by banning large sugary drinks in New York City. He’s very proud of it, despite the common criticism of it being a further example of his “nanny state” philosophy.

The proposed ban will be voted on by the Board of Health September 13th, but a public hearing will be held Tuesday. It promises to be a spirited one, given the reaction of certain parties.

At the end of the day, the ban doesn’t seem all that practical. Only food carts and establishments subject to regulation by the city’s Health Department will be affected–so arenas, movie theaters, and restaurants wouldn’t be permitted to sell sodas over 16 ounces, but giant slurpees at 7-Eleven? Those are still cool.

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