NYC Soda Ban: Will Banning Junk Food Change Our Bad Habits?

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NYC Soda Ban: Does Banning Junk Food Change Our Bad Habits?New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg last week announced his intent to ban affecting super-sized sugary sodas from the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and street vendors in an attempt to curb the expanding–pun intended–public health problem of obesity.

Since the soda ban announcement, there has been plenty of debate on whether the ban will help change bad habits and whether removing choices is an effective way to address the issue, including this New York Times open discussion on the best ways to go about changing society’s bad habits in which public health experts, a sociologist and a fitness trainer–along with insightful commenters–weigh in on our habits and our attempts to change them, including that other ban on an alleged vice, Prohibition.

 

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