New York large soda ban approved

by Keith Nunes
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NEW YORK — The New York Board of Health has voted to ban the sale of large sodas and sugary beverages at restaurants, concession stands and other venues in the city. The regulation, which was proposed this past May by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, puts a 16-oz size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas, and other beverages determined to be high in calories.

Of the nine members of the Board of Health, eight voted to approve the measure while one board member abstained.

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READER COMMENTS (3)

By Joe Fitz 9/14/2012 9:33:04 PM
This is insane. What's next - limiting the amount of sugars in your coffee. Let people make their own choices. Besides what is stop someone from ordering two 16 oz sodas. Ridiculous!

By Rhonda 9/14/2012 8:59:46 AM
Big Brother. Period.

By Walther 9/13/2012 3:34:34 PM
Good intent perhaps, but still a bad idea!