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A public hearing on New York city's proposed ban of block sugary drinks is scheduled for tomorrow on my next guest has been using moving monkeys radio TV -- -- -- to encourage people to speak out against the proposal joining -- it's not Eliot -- spokesperson for New Yorkers for beverage choices and -- thank you for being here thing but your.
That the governor says this is all about obesity he wants people to make healthier choices.
What's wrong with that well.
It is about choices and we believe there should be more choices not less as New Yorkers and our coalition is 90000 strong as of today we started five weeks ago.
14100 business is almost all small businesses across all qualified -- We believe in choice and we believe we can choose what we eat and drink and how much of that we can drink about and they are telling us what exactly is it banning it's it's drinks at a sixteen ounces any sugar beverages over sixteen ounces in restaurants in movie theaters in -- in sports arena has.
And in food carts -- any sugar drinks include -- does it include lemonade.
Include sugar -- is a lot of drinks would come out of the commerce stream in this city.
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Bloomberg says -- government's purpose isn't to improve the health and longevity of its citizens I don't know what the purposes.
Feeling a lot of good things to deal very difficult issue of obesity in the city increasing access to green market salad bars in the schools.
Taking away drinks will have no impact on the obesity in New York City.
Tips is not a close here to make me think he says we're not banning you from getting the stuff excessively 132 -- the restaurant has -- -- -- into glasses.
-- my response -- -- so what's the point the banning in the first.
Well you know the mayor keeps saying that by more buying more and that's great if you're -- if you're new Yorker who could afford to buy more.
But if -- -- new -- -- -- -- -- -- to go out with your family of five to local pizzeria.
To get a pie with the leader of lemonade and then -- share it with your children -- I have to -- -- extreme -- not be able to do that anymore.
Is this just as much a case of government -- -- -- it's absolutely came from government interfering where it shouldn't -- can make our own choices and what we drink in the city.
So what kind of impact move would this have on businesses small businesses in particular.
It's difficult to give a number because the -- diversity of businesses across the city that are impacted but we've heard from pretty scary statistics anecdotally.
We went into one deli in Brooklyn he said 85%.
Of his summer business are these drinks.
That's a pretty major impact from mom and pop store.
So what's gonna happen tomorrow the hearing tomorrow as can be held from one until 3 PM Long Island Citi.
There -- is a decision gonna be made tomorrow -- and.
The department of health the board of health will listen to comments tomorrow they'll make a decision in September.
Tomorrow's hearings every very problematic -- businesses that are members of the coalition if their lunch hour and misery -- time.
They're busiest time.
Of the day in a location that's not easy for a lot of folks to get to.
So if it is approved how quickly would this go into effect it would go into effect next march by the coalition will be meeting after the hearing tomorrow looking at our next options.
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