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June 7, 2012 at 10:16 AM

How would you feel about a ban on giant soft drinks?

If you have a jones for big soft drinks, say those larger than 16-ounces, you might want to have your fill now, while you can.

Well, sorta.

A writer at The Atlantic Cities website has put himself through the dubious and what appears to be tortuous process of predicting which American cities are most likely to follow a New York City proposal to ban soft drinks bigger than 16 ounces.

Gee, guess what, Seattle tops the list.

Take away what you will from the article by Eric Jaffe, but let’s face it, some people are addicted to Cokes, Pepsis, Mountain Dews and more, and they like ’em big.

Jaffe reaches his conclusion by looking at many things, including whether a city has banned smoking in public places, whether trans fats are banned in restaurants, whether fast food joints must post the caloric contents of foods they serve and more.

In writing about the last five cities to make the cut, Jaffee says, “…┬áit seems doubtful a city will pass a soft drink ban unless it has demonstrated, in the past, an uncompromising dedication to public health policies…”

Think Seattle.

Here’s his walkoff:

So there you have it: Seattle will be the next major city to try to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces. Drink ’em while you got ’em.

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