Big sodas are leaving the Big Apple. Under a new proposal from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that was ratified by the New York City Board of Health on September 13, all sugar-sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces would be banned in locations that fall under the board's regulation.
Bloomberg called for the ban because more than half of New Yorkers are overweight or obese. Critics say the mayor, who has a history of taking on the soda industry, is trying to run a "nanny state."
The ban will go into effect in March 2013, bringing changes to residents and tourists looking for a sugary drink. Will the ban remove every 24-ounce soda bottle in New York City? Will it affect popular restaurants and food chains?
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