Smoking, Trans Fats, Calories, and… Salt?!

Ron Barrett

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Smoking

Trans fats

Calories

Salt?

After waging successful campaigns against the above items in NYC,  Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden is now prepared to battle sodium intake in the form of “packaged foods and mass-produced restaurant meals, which contribute 80 percent of the sodium in the average American diet.”

Right now he’s asking for the voluntary cooperation of the manufacturers but if that doesn’t work (um, has it ever?), he’ll consider measures like legislation.

I bought a doughnut at Dunkin Donuts the other day after receiving some good news and was thankful to know it contained 230 calories and don’t get me started on how much I love the smoking ban.

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One Response to Smoking, Trans Fats, Calories, and… Salt?!

  1. Jarv says:

    You totally deserved that doughnut.

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