There is probably a debate (or several) on this subject already, but was reading this article where there is talk of taking it to the next level (i.e. not only ban large sodas but also ban refills), so thought I’d see what 'dopers think of this.
‘Our environment is full of way too many temptations’…‘This is one temptation that isn’t really necessary.’ Necessary? I can think of lots of things that aren’t ‘necessary’. Doesn’t mean they should be banned. But what say you, 'dopers…is this a good idea who’s time has come, or just the latest example of misguided nanny state over-protection? Do we really need the government to tell us how much soda we can (not should) drink? And will this be a slippery slope where the next target is that burger (triple cheese burger with extra fat) and fries (supersized with lots of salt and grease)? Or that extra large sausage, pepperoni and double fist sized portion of cheese? Do we need this? And, regardless, is this something the government should be deciding for us to protect us from ourselves and the ravages of obesity and rapacious corporations bent on giving us what we ask for?