Updated 09/13/2012 03:48 PM
NYC Board of Health approves sugary drink ban
The New York City health board has approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's move to limit the sale of super sized, sugary beverages to battle obesity. Our Grace Rauh has more.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The New York City Board of Health has approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks.
The panel voted 8-0 with one abstention this morning in favor of the plan to prohibit restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments from selling sugar-filled drinks larger than 16 ounces.
The mayor and health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, said the plan will cut down on obesity in the city.
Opponents say the ban will hurt businesses and that they plan to continue the fight in court.
The ban will take effect in March of next year.