Consumer health

John Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau

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Abstract

In 2012, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ban on sugary dinks (e.g., sodas, teas, and energy drinks) larger than 16 oz. in restaurants, delis, sports arenas, movie theaters and food carts. The bold public health decision was made in an effort to curb obesity and diabetes rates in the city, where more than half of the adult population was overweight or obese. While some lauded the measure for its health-promoting intentions, many others believed that the policy would harm small business profits and too severely limited the freedom of consumers to make their own choices. Ultimately, the state’s highest court overturned the measure. Despite the failure of the ban in New York City, the proposition highlighted an increasing focus on the role of foods and beverages—and sugary drinks in particular—in the obesity epidemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Public Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages27-58
Number of pages32
Edition9783319437224
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Public Health
Number9783319437224
ISSN (Print)2192-3698
ISSN (Electronic)2192-3701

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Energy Drinks
Obesity
Small Business
Food
Restaurants
Health
Tea
Motion Pictures
Sports
Public Health
Population

Keywords

  • Consumer
  • Consumer safety
  • Product safety
  • Service quality
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Quelch, J., & Boudreau, E. C. (2016). Consumer health. In SpringerBriefs in Public Health (9783319437224 ed., pp. 27-58). (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; No. 9783319437224). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43723-1_2

Consumer health. / Quelch, John; Boudreau, Emily C.

SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319437224. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 27-58 (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; No. 9783319437224).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Quelch, J & Boudreau, EC 2016, Consumer health. in SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319437224 edn, SpringerBriefs in Public Health, no. 9783319437224, Springer International Publishing, pp. 27-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43723-1_2
Quelch J, Boudreau EC. Consumer health. In SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319437224 ed. Springer International Publishing. 2016. p. 27-58. (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; 9783319437224). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43723-1_2
Quelch, John ; Boudreau, Emily C. / Consumer health. SpringerBriefs in Public Health. 9783319437224. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2016. pp. 27-58 (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; 9783319437224).
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