JUST IN: New York City’s Board of Health has approved a ban on sales of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. This is the first restriction of its kind in the U.S., The New York Times reports.
Photo: From left, Benjamin, 8, Alana, 10, and Sara Lesczynski, 8, of New York hold “Big Gulp” drinks while protesting the proposed “soda-ban” that New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has suggested in New York on July 9, 2012. (Andrew Burton / Reuters)
Sixty-four percent of people surveyed in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll on sugary drinks think New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to regulate the sale of sugary drinks in large volumes gives the government too much control over a person’s decision about their own diets. [REUTERS]