Posts Tagged with Public Health

  1. Does the government have the right to limit sugary drinks?

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    Obesity in the United States is a growing problem. Six out of ten New York City residents are obese or overweight and nearly four out of ten school children are as well. In this article, CNN debates the pros and cons to the ban of sugary drinks larger than sixteen ounces in New York City.  They first debate whether or not the ban would be effective. The article agrees with the Board of Health that the ban on sugary drinks could have a positive effect in helping to diminish the problem of obesity in New York City. The article goes on to argue the questions "Is the ban consistent?", "Does the Board of Health have the power?", and ...

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