New York City Soda Ban Explained by Casey Neistat

In his latest New York Times opinion documentary, filmmaker Casey Neistat explains the controversial New York City ban on large sugary drinks, which was approved last week by the city’s Board of Health. The ban is intended to combat obesity, a health condition which affects more than half of New Yorkers (and kills 5,000 of them per year), according to the New York City Board of Health. As Neistat points out, the ban is not really a ban, as a variety of large sugary drinks will still be available, including the 7-Eleven Big Gulp (convenience stores are not covered by the new rules). The drink ban goes into effect March 12, 2013, pending any court challenges.

via The New York Times