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Get Your Sugar Fix While You Can — The New York City Soda Ban Has Passed
This morning in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-laden drinks was approved by the Department of Health in a 9-1 vote. How long do the Big Apple's Big Gulp enthusiasts have until they can't buy a soda bigger than 16 ounces?