The vote is in, and supersized soft drinks are out.
New York City's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on big-size sugary beverages.
The measure, which could go into effect as early as March, places a 16-ounce cap on bottled drinks and fountain beverages sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts.
It applies to sugary drinks that have more than 25 calories per 8 ounces. It would not affect 100% juice or beverages with more than 50% milk or milk substitute.
In New York, hundreds of soft drink makers and sellers, trade groups and community organizations banded together to fight the ban, forming the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices coalition. That group includes companies and associations such as Coca-Cola and the National Association of Theatre Owners, as well as small mom-and-pop food sellers. Funding comes from the American Beverage Association.
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How does this make you feel? Particularly those who live near or within the NYC vicinity?