紐約擬禁大汽水 16安士為限 打擊癡肥New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

美國紐約市擬引入全美最嚴厲的含糖飲料禁令,禁止快餐店、餐廳及戲院等出售16安士(454毫升,相當於香港麥當勞的中杯裝)以上的杯裝或樽裝汽水及其他高糖飲品,最快於明年3月實施。禁令原意是對抗日益嚴重的癡肥問題,但有反對者抨擊這是「保母式管治」。

紐約市衛生局長法利(Thomas Farley)稱,紐約過去30年的癡肥比率增幅,一半與飲用甜飲有關。全市三分之一人,每天飲用1杯或以上的甜飲,汽水銷量較高的社區,癡肥比例亦較 高。全市逾半成年人超重或超肥,高於全國36%的癡肥人口比例。美國杜克大學的研究估計,到2030年,美國癡肥人口比例將增至42%,達3000萬人, 帶來5500億美元的額外醫療開支。

市長彭博(Michael Bloomberg)亦稱:「癡肥已是全美的問題,衛生官員只會說『真可怕』,卻什麼也不做。紐約市不會袖手,我想公眾也想市長出手。」

有人則指是之行動是對汽水生產商的打壓, 而且治標不治本, 利如健怡汽水、無糖咖啡或茶、含70%以上鮮果汁 的飲品、奶類飲品(Latte及奶昔等)及酒精將不受此限, 當局亦沒限制顧客添飲。

究竟這個禁令能否有效對抗日益嚴重的癡肥問題,我們則拭目以待。

Want to super-size that soda? Sorry, but in New York City you could be out of luck.

In his latest effort to fight obesity in this era of Big Gulps and triple bacon cheeseburgers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing an unprecedented ban on large servings of soda and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis, sports arenas and movie theaters.

Drinks would be limited to 16 ounces, which is considered a small serving at many fast-food joints.

“The percentage of the population that is obese is skyrocketing,” Bloomberg said Thursday on MSNBC. He added: “We’ve got to do something.”

It is the first time an American city has directly attempted to limit soda portion sizes, and the soft-drink industry and others bitterly accused the three-term mayor of creating a “nanny state” and robbing New Yorkers of the right to decide for themselves.

More about the news: ABC News

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