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New York City’s Board Of Health Cracks Down On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

September 13, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
In an unprecedented move, New York City’s Board of Health – at the behest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg – has barred the sale of sugary beverages in cups or bottles larger than 16 ounces in any establishment that has a food-service license. That would include fast-food restaurants, delis, movie and Broadway theaters, and even Yankee Stadium concession stands. Despite widespread opposition – a poll of New Yorkers found 60 percent were hostile – the measure will go into effect next March. "We cannot continue to have our kids come down with diabetes at age 6," Bloomberg said.
David B. Caruso and Jennifer Peltz, "NYC Bans Big, Sugary Drinks at Restaurants", ABC News, September 13, 2012, via Associated Press
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