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Soft drink ban

New York's mayor has a new target in his fight against the city's obesity problem. {}The New York Times says Michael Bloomberg wants to ban those super-sized soft drinks available at fast food restaurants, arenas and movie theaters. {}Under the proposal, the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces would be prohibited. {}That would include energy drinks, pre-sweetened iced teas and sodas.{}

The New York Beverage Association says quote: "the city isn't going to address the obesity issue by attacking soda because soda is not driving the obesity rates."{}If the ban goes through, it would take effect in March. {}This would be the first ban of its type in the nation.{}

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