New York Times urges Bloomberg to pursue soda tax instead of portion size limitation

In an editorial, the New York Times urged Mayor Bloomberg  not to appeal a judge’s decision to reject the city’s proposed limitation on soda portion size and instead to pursue a penny-per ounce state tax on sugary drinks.  “Just as taxes helped cut the use of cigarettes,” argued the Times, “taxes could help cut the public’s indulgence in high-calorie, giant drinks.”