Soda ban bubbles up in Mass., adds free refills to proposal
June 20th, 2012
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A Massachusetts mayor is taking inspiration from a controversial New York City proposal to ban large, sugary beverages – and might even want to take it a step further.

Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis unveiled a proposal that would outlaw large-size sodas and other sugary drinks in area restaurants to the City Council on Monday.

She’s also suggesting that city officials consider banning free refills of sugary beverages, which would be a step beyond New York City’s plan.

“Our environment is full of way too many temptations,” Davis said. “This is one temptation that isn’t really necessary.”

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  1. Randell Arbo

    Excellent site. A lot of helpful information here. I'm sending it to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you for your sweat!

    December 29, 2013 at 12:11 am |
  2. JellyBean

    “Our environment is full of way too many temptations,” Davis said. “This is one temptation that isn’t really necessary.”

    What a completely moronic thing to say.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:57 am |
  3. Brian L. Miller

    I'll go along with it when you stop selling cigarettes, alcohol, snack foods, and every other thing that is 'potentially harmful'. It shows what contemptuous idiots the legislaters are.

    June 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Mark Glicker

      ...add to that the gluttony of federal spending. Balance the budget before you tell us what to do.

      June 21, 2012 at 2:18 am |
  4. Truth™

    Call me crazy, but I think this is WAY overboard. Let's go back to the government worrying about itself and let people make their own choices on legal substances.

    June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • AleeD®

      I'd like to see some illegal substances become the people's choice – but that's another thread. I wonder why there have been no articles here enti tled "The Hemp in Your Food" ........ or "Cooking with Hemp" ........ or "Hemp – It's Not Just For Sandals"

      June 21, 2012 at 7:02 am |
      • mickey1313

        Agreed. Not to mention that the oil can be used as a renewable form that can replace everything that petroleum is used for. But that hurts the government's best friends so they'll never allow it.

        June 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
        • FederalFarmer1786

          Please no. I am deathly allergic to "hemp" and have had one near death experience from an Oregonian bio-fuel creator dumping his excess in the ferment/mash to extract the oils. His car was death on wheels for me. More comes with it than just the oils. And it would be the nightmare of college dorms all over again... The thought of 1000s of car a day spewing that exhaust near me, I'll definitely be gone or dead. Though my remaining family might be much richer ...

          June 26, 2012 at 1:56 am |
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