Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mayor Bloomberg tries new crackdown on soda in NYC

The New York Times reports today that Mayor Bloomberg plans to ban the sale of large sodas and sugar-sweetened drinks at movie theaters and restaurants.

Mayor Bloomberg tries new crackdown on soda in NYC

The New York Times reports today that Mayor Bloomberg plans to ban the sale of large sodas and sugar-sweetened drinks at movie theaters and restaurants.

From the story:

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

For the full report, click here. Basically, sodas sized over 16 ounces would be banned. Mayor Nutter has tried twice to enact a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Philadelphia, but both efforts failed to pass City Council after heavy lobbying from the beverage industry.

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