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.