Well, I can't say that I'm too surprised by this. Students across the country will want for sodas during their lunch breaks (though diet soda will be available) under a new agreement among soda companies, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former President Bill Clinton. It makes sense in some ways--it looks good for PR purposes and it probably cuts off potential lawsuits. I think the suits are frivolous and I doubt the soda industry would ever lose one. While I understand why they made this decision, I have to say the capitulation is a little disappointing. It continues the abdication of personal responsibility that American society has experienced since probably the free-love era of the 1960s. Ever since the boomers rebelled against society's rules, they've thrown off the requirement that people live with the consequences of their decisions. This mentality is present in a lot of areas today, you see it in criminal defenses all the time. This is just another one where everyone says... "It's not my fault."
Earlier related thoughts.