Anti-Bloomberg Bill in the Soda Wars: Two Wrongs do not Make a Right!

Since posting my rant on the now age old debate about paternalism (or as the people over in USA are calling it: Nanny State) versus public health, I have been reading a lot more about the Soda wars and it emerges that now it is way more hotly debated than ever before. Following in the steps of Mayor Bloomberg, Mississippi Senator Tony Smith has authored … Continue reading Anti-Bloomberg Bill in the Soda Wars: Two Wrongs do not Make a Right!

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New York Soda Rule: Raising the Debate on Paternalism in Public Health

Paternalistic attitude in unilateral implementation of public health policies, especially with respect to banning of (harmful) substances, has been one of the issues that I have been debating not only with my colleagues, but also with my own self, for a while now. Aside from the obvious stake in the matter as a student of Public Health and Community Medicine, this has been an issue … Continue reading New York Soda Rule: Raising the Debate on Paternalism in Public Health

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