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Topic - Chris Gindlesperger
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp wants the state to impose a soda tax to battle obesity.
Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing Tuesday, saying the plan would protect the public, while opponents accused the city of playing Big Brother and wondered what tasty but unhealthy foods might be targeted next.
Gindlesperger said companies put calorie counts on labels and offer low- and no-calorie choices.
Chris Gindlesperger, a spokesman for the American Beverage Association, says consumers do not support soda taxes or regulations restricting grocery purchases.