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Hands Off My Coke! Readers React To Talk of Boston Sugary Drink Ban

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The story in today's Globe only says that Boston city officials are considering an anti-obesity plan to ban sales of sodas and other sugary drinks in official city buildings — not in the city at large.

But judging by readers' reactions, the suggestion is so outrageous that it's enough to spark another tea party — the 18th-century kind, that is. By 10 this morning, the report had already set in motion a wave of more than 80 comments decrying the city's incipient nanny state and pointing accusing fingers at Frappuccinos as well.

This program aired on September 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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