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New York mayor to curb giant soft drinks

The fast food industry is not pleased as New York's mayor moves to outlaw sales of super-sized fizzy drinks in some outlets.

1st June, 2012
Michael Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg intends to restrict sales of sugary soft drinks in the first step in an anti-obesity drive.

His plan is to rule that drinks can be no larger than 16 ounces a cup (roughly half a litre) in city restaurants, movie theatres, stadiums and arenas.

The Health Department plans to propose the ban as an amendment to the Health Code at a June 12 meeting of the Board of Health, according to...

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