New York approves ban of sugary beverages - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New York approves ban of sugary beverages

For the first time in the country, the New York City Board of Health has approved a ban of any sodas or any sugary beverage over 16 ounces in restaurants, movie theaters, and ball parks. The goal is to help whittle down the waistline of the more than 50-percent of New Yorkers considered overweight or obese.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, "This is single biggest step any city, I think, that has ever taken to curb obesity."

A typical can of soda is 12 ounces, and that's allowed.   You know those tall plastic bottles that are 20 ounces are not allowed, unless you buy them at a grocery store.  While some consumers are threatening legal action, saying this is taking away their freedom, a number of other cities in California are considering doing the same thing.  

By the way, the ban does not include diet drinks.

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