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Mississippi Bans Soft Drinks Smaller Than 20 Ounces

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Al_Gore the Idiot Posted: Fri, Mar 29 2013 10:02 PM

JACKSON, MS—Citing a wish to maintain the quality of life for residents across the state, the Mississippi Senate on Thursday passed a bill outlawing the sale of soft drinks in containers smaller than 20 ounces (591 ml). “We have a responsibility to ensure that Mississippians are consuming sugary beverages at an acceptably high and constant rate, and this ban will see to it that this standard is upheld,” said State Sen. Terry W. Brown (R-District 17) in a morning news conference, adding that the new law will be strictly enforced by state authorities and that any business caught selling soda, coffee, tea, lemonade, sports drinks, or energy drinks in standard cans or containers rather than 64 or 85-oz. cups will be subject to a fine. “This isn’t just about the comfort of individual consumers, it’s about the welfare and overall happiness of entire communities. The fact that a resident of this state could consume less than the equivalent of 16 packets of sugar in one beverage is simply unacceptable, and it demands immediate action.” Brown also called for stricter limits on diet sodas, the sale of which Mississippi lawmakers hope to restrict to minors by the end of the year.,31854/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=standard-post%3Aheadline%3Adefault

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Blargg replied on Sat, Mar 30 2013 11:23 AM

In addition, environmentalists were pleased that the wasteful smaller cups wouldn't be used anymore. "If you calculate the cup material-to-soda ratio, you find that smaller cups waste more material per ounce of soda. We're still pushing for to make all disposable cups illegal, so that the customer has to bring their own to the restaurant/fast food window and have it filled."

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eliotn replied on Mon, Apr 1 2013 11:01 PM

I thought this was an april fools joke, until I noticed the date on the article...

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For the longest time I thought this was legit, so NonAntiAnarchist shouldn't feel bad at all.

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