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NYC Bans Big Sugary Drinks

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Big sodas and other sugary drinks, more than 16 oz, can no longer be sold at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed the regulation in the spring and on Thursday, the New York City Board of Health approved the regulation.

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This new rule does not cover beverages sold in supermarkets or most convenience stores. And it doesn’t apply to:  lower-calorie drinks, alcoholic beverages or drinks that are more than half milk or 70 percent, unsweetened juice.

If a restaurant inspector finds a business in violation of this new regulation, they will have to pay a $200 fine.

*Source: AP


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