New York City To Ban Large Sodas
NEW YORK CITY, New York- It's a jolt to soft drink lovers in New York City.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants people to "diet rite".
He is proposing to crush the sale of oversized sodas and other sugary drinks in an attempt to throw a hawaiian punch at obesity.
If approved, the proposed first-in-the-nation ban would prevent restaurants, delis and even stadiums from selling sugared drinks larger than 16 ounces.
It's a proposal filled with moxie that pits personal health against government intrusion.
Bloomberg says it's his latest push in the fight against obesity.
He is targeting supersized drinks because they are empty calories which cause people to gain weight without helping them feel full.
The ban would not cover oversized diet sodas, juices or milk.
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