Do you support laws that limit soda sales?
Below is a press release by The Prevention Institute which is an Oakland, California-based nonprofit research, policy and action center that works nationally to promote prevention, health and wellness by fostering community and policy change so that all people—especially those in low-income communities—live in healthy, safe environments.
Statement of Larry Cohen, MSW
Founder and Executive Director, Prevention Institute
“Industry should not have carte blanche to sell products that make us ill. There is clear and convincing evidence that sugary beverages are detrimental to people’s health. New York’s effort to impose a reasonable limit on the size of sodas follows a long, proud history of using policy to protect health and individuals. Policies that regulate tobacco, seatbelts and lead in paint were based on this same principle of consumer protection. These laws were controversial when first introduced but now they’re a given. New York’s soda cap is a small step that helps lead us toward a similar shift in norms.”