In The News #2 - Henry Wong - Henry Wong Period 6 More hospitals are refusing to sell sugary drinks And that\u2019s angering to some workers Melissa Bailey

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Henry WongPeriod 6More hospitals are refusing to sell sugary drinks. And that’s angering to some workers.Melissa BaileyOctober 24, 2016Boston GlobeIn America, public health concerning the topic obesity has become a well known crisis. In many cases of combating this crisis, some hospitals have cut the sale of sugary drinks. Hospitals around the country have been slowly joining the fight and refuse to sell sugary drinks. People at hospitals feel as if by selling sugary drinks, they face hypocrisy and the purpose of being in a hospital. They condemn promoting obesity in the form of sugary drinks, especially in a place where their main goal is striving to help people get better. However on the other side, people think that refusing the sale of sugary drinks is a method ofcensorship. They believe people in the hospital should be able to chose what they want to drink. When there are days where there is stress, some turn to soda as a way to relieve or findrefreshment. Without the sale of sugary drinks, people can no longer do that. In conclusion, hospitals across the country are in a dilemma, facing the issues of allowing the sale of sugary drinks or to refuse. This information is essential for making the right decisions, especially if situated in a hospital. Hospital administrators or employees in general can certainly be impacted from either side, causing a change of how things are run. They can either allow or refuse the sale of sugary drink based on what they think are more important pros/cons. This can also impact ordinary people, the people who attend to hospitals. This information would give change howordinary people would see things, some would go to different hospitals based on what one could be promoting. In my case, I would also chose which hospitals I would want to attend toaccording to what they promote and if I support it. More hospitals are refusing to sell sugary drinks. And that’s angering to some workers.ByMELISSA BAILEY
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OCTOBER 24, 2016SAN FRANCISCO — With obesity rising, more hospitals across the country are droppingsugary drinks from cafeterias and vending machines — and angering employees and visitors in the process.“It’s ridiculous,” said Terry Vincent, a surgical technologist eating lunch one recent afternoon in a hospital cafeteria at the University of California, San Francisco, which stopped selling sugar-sweetened drinks on its campuses one year ago. Many visitors spendlong, stressful hours at the hospital sitting vigil with loved ones, he pointed out, adding: “Give ‘em a Coke!”Officials at UCSF say the policy is popular among staff, and is helping to trim their waistlines, but many workers on their lunch break begged to differ.“Why did we throw the tea into the harbor for freedom?” said one anesthesia technician, whodeclined to give his full name. Hospitals should “allow people to make their own decision” about what to drink, he said.
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