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June 27, 2014

Limit dies on New York's soda size

Michael R. Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sodas in New York City, one of the most aggressive and controversial public health initiatives in recent memory, effectively died Thursday. It was not yet two years old.

A New York appeals court ruled that the city's health board, which had approved the former mayor's effort to limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks, "exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority" and infringed on powers that otherwise belonged to the New York City Council.

Thursday's 4-to-2 decision came on the heels of similar rulings by lower courts.

Bloomberg's proposal, which would have applied to restaurants, movie theaters, sports stadiums and other venues, would have prohibited sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.

The American Beverage Association, the National Restaurant Association and other trade groups quickly sued, leaving the soda ban issue in the hands of the court system.

 

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