Actually it isn't pointless. I've read an article about this ban for a college paper, and the research makes sense. Namely, that people will generally purchase the most convenient option, which in this case would now be a 16oz drink. If this becomes the norm, 16oz is what will be consumed rather than 32oz or something more.
However, I disagree with this ban simply on the principle that the government should not have the authority to dictate our diets. That is our choice as people. I understand the reasoning behind it, but the act is wrong. Michael Bloomberg is not the most popular policy maker though.
If they want to help, perhaps they should think more creatively about encouraging people to get more fit. Extend education in the area etc.View Thread