Gallery: Mayor Bloomberg’s Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board...

The New York City Board of Health has approved Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to ban large sodas and sugary drinks throughout the city. Aimed at curbing obesity, this is the first restriction of its kind in the entire country. The ban, which will begin on March 12, 2013, will bar the sale of sweet drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces at movie theatres, restaurants, delis and street carts. While many New Yorkers and even celebs like Spike Lee are excited about this innovative move towards public health, there are definitely voices of opposition as well.

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