NY: "Health Panel Approves Restriction on Sale of Large Sugary Drinks"

"Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country."

"The measure, championed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is certain to intensify a growing national debate about soft drinks and obesity, and it could spur other cities to follow suit, even as many New Yorkers say they remain uneasy about the plan."

Michael M. Grynbaum reports for the New York Times September 13, 2012.
 

Source: NY Times, 09/14/2012