Express Yourself!

Mohammed A.

It is your choice; you have the right to speak up! Mayor Bloomberg debates with the NAACP (National Asscociation of the Advancement of the Colored People) about banning sodas no more than 16 ounces. Soda contains humongous mount of toxins in our body and can lead to obesity. For instance, the Big Gulp (20 ounces), will be the first one to be proscribed from 7-eleven. Therefore, the Mayor should prohibit sodas that is larger than 16 ounces. 
First, experts are reporting high records in the number of besity people have for the first time. According to the "New York Times", results shows that abut 70% of black New Yorkers and 66% of Hispanic New Yorkers are obese or overweight, compared with 52% of white non-Hispanic residents, based on a 2011 survey. More than half of adult New Yorkers are obese, according to the city's health department. It also said that it believed 5,000 New Yorkers die every year as a result of health problems related to obesity. Banning sodas can save your life.
 In addition, recent study shows that a soda ban of larger than 16 ounces could reduce the number of toxins in our body. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health said: "Soda in large amounts is metabolically toxic. ... It's obvious that this is the right thing to do." While there are multiple underlying causes of weight gain, officials said they have targeted sugary drinks-with a particular eye toward soda- because of their substantial threat to waistlines. However, banning sodas larger than 16 ounces can eliminate these threats.
On the other hand, as stated in the "New York Times," Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed the ban on July 24. NAACP that soda ban is unfair to small-minority owned business. Mayor Bloomberg said, "All we are doing is educating." But, banning sodas does effect our health.
  In conclusion, banning sodas that are larger than 16 ounces is the right thing to do. Threats such as obesity and toxins in our body can only be eliminated by banning sodas that is larger than 16 ounces. START YOUR SODA BAN TODAY!