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New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn ushered in the premiere of "Piers Morgan Live" on Monday evening and directly addressed the invalidated large soda ban, referred to by host Piers Morgan as "Soda Gate."
Over a 32 oz cup of diet coke, the current Speaker of the New York City Council applauded her boss, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, "for being probably the most aggressive mayor in the country around the issue of obesity."
"Obesity is an epidemic that has enormously significant health consequences," said Quinn. "And overall I think he's doing a really good job on that issue."
However, Quinn is not a supporter of the soda ban and noted that "my fear is that with issues around food and obesity if you say 'no' people almost have a reflex reaction to do it."
Watch the clip and listen to the interview as Quinn suggests that "the better answer on food issues is to expand access to quality food, to not just say no but to make sure people have a choice."
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