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Poll: Cambridge Reviewing Banning Soda in Restaurants; Watertown's Blessing?

Express your opinion on the impact on Watertown to our neighbor studying halting soda sales.

Those crazy Cambridge elected officials are at it again.

Our neighbors to the east have jumped on the coattails of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and are about to declare war on that crime to humanity: soda.

In a policy order resolution issued this week and highlighted on "The Drudge Report," the Cambridge City Council adopted an request by Mayor Henrietta Davis for long-time City Manager Bob Healy to refer the matter of a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants to the city's Public Health Department for a recommendation.

"High intake of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages increases the risk of obesity and diabetes" noted the order and referring to Bloomberg's widely-reported initative to limit sugar water drinks to 16 oz.

While the ban will only impact eateries and will not cross over the border, could Cambridge's ban be a boon for Watertown? Much like states which attract businesses from higher-taxed locales with incentives, should Watertown entice a handful (or more) of restaurants to pull up stakes and head to the "Town of Homes and soda?"

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