The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is the fitness industry's only global trade association representing over 10,000 for profit health and fitness facilities and over 600 supplier companies in 75 countries.



From educational tools and events to promotional programs and public policy initiatives, IHRSA brings you success... by association!

Join | Renew
Pledge Your Support

Search IHRSA Blog
« X-Fit expands into Volgograd | Main | Retention Report: can you predict when a member will cancel? »

NYC soda ban ruled unconstitutional

PHOTO COURTESY RUSSELL BERNICE / FLICKRThe much ballyhooed New York City ban of sodas larger than 16 ounces is getting even more notoriety now that it has been deemed unconstitutional.

A panel of four judges from the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has found the Board of Health over-stepped its authority by making the decision more than one year ago.

While many applauded the change as a step in the right direction in the fight against the obesity epidemic, the judges said the Health Department can ban "inherently harmful" food and drink, but said soda did not fall into that category.

For more, go to the Boston Globe website.

For IHRSA's take on the ban and fighting obesity, click here.


Reader Comments (1)

I buy a 20 ounce soda, and it lasts me all day...sometimes into the next becasue SOME people have no self-control, I need to be punished and NOT allowed to have a 20 ounce soda? I should be FORCED to buy (2) 16 ounce sodas so I pay for 32 ounces instead of 20?

So Heir Bloombucks, get your theiving, crooked, grubby, money stealing hands OUT OF MY POCKET. Better yet, SHUT UP and STOP wasteing tax payer dollars on trying to impose your assinine rules on everyone. Thankfully in 4 months, 4 weeks and 2 days it'll be adios Heir Bloombucks, and PLEASE...DO let the door hit you in your fat head on the way out.
August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames in NYC

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.