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On June 12, New
York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will ask the Board of Health to ban the sale
of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces by movie theaters, restaurants, mobile
food carts, and delis. The proposal would exempt diet drinks.
There is no doubt
that consuming lots of sugary soda is bad for one’s health. Banning
large-sized sugary drinks but not diet drinks would merely drive consumers to consume more diet
drinks—which are extremely dangerous, potentially more than the drinks they
Please tell Mayor Bloomberg to check his science and find out how dangerous diet drinks can
(Please personalize your message if you have the time!)
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]