The mayor of New York wants to limit the size of sugary soda to 16 oz to fight against obesity. HA! Make the size smaller and people will just buy more. You want a 64 oz Big Gulp but can only get a 16oz? Fine, buy four. Nothing accomplished except gouging the public.
Lets look at this another way. This is supposed to be America were people are supposed to be responsible for their own lives. We are forced to wear seatbelts and motorcycle helmets. Back in the 20s we were not allowed to drink alcohol. All that did was give a hell of a lot of money to bootleggers. I imagine New Yorkers will flock over to New Jersey to get their two liter fix forcing Bloomberg to institute car searches for people coming into the city. Bootlegger will load up their vans and sell sodas in back alleys. Soda companies will get big time money by selling twice as many 12oz cans (can you say collusion? I knew you could.)
Thank whatever deity you like that I don’t live in New York. I don’t do sugary sodas, anyway, but I simply will not tolerate being told what I can and cannot buy from the grocery store.