The largest city in America has become the first city to say goodbye to super-size sodas. There is no love for sodas in New York City. The NYC Health Department will now only allow stores and restaurants to sell sugared beverages at maximum 16 ounces per cup. The new regulations will take effect in all places including fast-food restaurants, mobile food carts, local cafes, motion picture theaters, sports stadiums, amusements parks, and music halls. The ban only applied to sugared sodas, but not on fruit juices, dairy-based drinks, and yogurt milkshakes.
According to bloomberg.com, a panel of several members has voted with results 8-0, and agreed with a plan drafted by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. At the same time, several big corporations such as Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. have opposed to the NYC Mayor plan.
The new ordinance is needed to fight obesity in the city, to save many lives, and to reduce public health care costs. The latest move by NYC will influence other cities to follow the way the largest city in America handling its residences and businesses.
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