Fat , unhealthy Mississippi passes 'anti-Bloomberg bill,' banning local limits on portion sizes

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Fat , unhealthy Mississippi passes 'anti-Bloomberg bill,' banning local limits on portion sizes
Mar 13, 2013

Once again, in fact the ninth year in a row, Forbes has concluded that Mississippi is the unhealthiest of the 50 states to live in.


The author of the bill, state Sen. Tony Smith, who owns the Stonewall's BBQ  chain, was inspired to write it because of Mayor Bloomberg’s push to cut down  the size of sodas served in restaurants and convenience stores to 16 ounces.  Smith said government has no business telling people what they cannot eat or  drink.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/passes-anti-bloomberg-bill-bans-limits-portions-posting-calorie-counts-article-1.1286804#ixzz2NQHatdWb

Sen. Tony Smith, R-Picayune, checks his ribs and chicken barbecuing on the grill  during the North vs. South Cookout held Monday, April 23, 2012 on the grounds of  the Old Capitol in Jackson, Miss
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/passes-anti-bloomberg-bill-bans-limits-portions-posting-calorie-counts-article-1.1286804#ixzz2NQHvcdwl

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