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Restricting The Size Of Soft Drinks In Restaurants [POLL]

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Last week New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference announcing the city would be proposing a ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city’s restaurants, theaters, food vendors and arenas if passed by the Board of Health. Basically, if the city inspects a food establishment, they would fall under this new rule and could no longer sell sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. However diet drinks and certain milk derived products and fruit juices wouldn’t be under this restriction nor would grocery stores or certain convenience stores.

The ban has only been proposed but is expected to be adopted by the city’s Board Of Health and could take effect next March. The city health department is bring awareness to obesity, but they are running into opposition in parts of the city as well as support from other parts.

According to, NYC council members are questioning the Board of Health by asking, why wouldn’t the city consider limiting king sized candy bars or beer or even the size of burgers or fries.

The health commissioner defended his new plan by saying people’s well being was on the line.

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