In a contentious radio interview today, former New York Mayor Ed Koch expressed support for suggestions by some members of the city’s Board of Health to ban large tubs of popcorn and big cups of milk-containing beverages.
Those proposed bans were reportedly discussed during a meeting earlier this month of NYC’s 11-member health board at which current Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed embargo on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces was approved.
Koch was speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio.
The former mayor said he strongly backed Bloomberg’s soda ban.
“I also supported his proposal which he offered to the state legislature earlier to tax the beverages that exceed that amount (of 16 ounces),” he added.