I'm okay with this sort of thing, more or less. But when New York banned trans fats back in 2006, I'm staunchly opposed to that.
I feel that cooks and restaurant owners have a right to cook however they please, so long as it's not outright toxic or improperly handled. So current studies indicate that trans fats are worse for you than saturated fats. Okay, but any fat is still bad for you, and if you eat anything out of moderation it's going to have adverse health conditions. If you eat too many strawberries you'll get hives. If you drink too much water it's possible to go into a coma and die of water intoxication.
So long as a product is safe for consumption, it's the responsibility of the consumer to ensure that they eat a healthy diet. But, apparently the city of New York feels that it's their business to come into our kitchens and tell us how we can and can't cook.
I feel much the same about the smoking ban in public places in New York. I'm not a smoker myself, and I don't care to eat with smokers, it interferes with my enjoyment of my food. But if a restaurant owner wants to cater to smokers, it's the owner's choice to do so. If the owner wants to ban smoking in his establishment, well that's his choice too, and he's likely to be the one who gets my business as a result. But, again, I don't feel that the government has any place stepping in and telling private business owners how to run their businesses.