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New York City’s Ban on Oversized Sodas is Dead

New York City’s Board of Health “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority” when it sought to ban the sale of super-sized sodas, the state’s highest appeals court ruled Thursday. In a 20-page decision, Judge Eugene F. Pigott, Jr., of the New York State Court of Appeals passed on an opportunity to reinstate a ban… Continue Reading

New York Appeals Court Asked to Reinstate NYC Soda Ban

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has returned to his life as a normal, everyday billionaire, but his policy dictates are lingering on and may do so for some time. One of the most infamous was Bloomberg’s ban on soda or other “sugary” drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. The ban was struck… Continue Reading

Bloomberg Soda Ban Knocked Down for Second Time in Courts

New York City’s billion-dollar mayor has lost out to the ordinary Bronx family that just wants a that 2-liter bottle of soda with its pizza. A New York State appeals court Tuesday said a lower court ruled correctly when it blocked New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. In… Continue Reading

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola: An Unhealthy Alliance


Today the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to limit the size of sugary soft drinks. Motivated by rising diet-related chronic diseases (along with healthcare costs), the Mayor’s attempt to rein in out-of-control portion sizes caused quite a media firestorm. Predictably, the soda lobby has come out swinging, complete with… Continue Reading

Health Groups Call on Surgeon General for Report on Sugary Drinks

A coalition of more than 100 health organizations and individual experts have penned a letter asking for a U.S. Surgeon General’s report on sugary drinks, which many say are partly to blame for America’s obesity epidemic. Signatories, led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – a consumer advocacy group – called on… Continue Reading

NYC Soda Size Limit Unpopular But Likely To Pass

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has charted a course for fighting obesity that does not – at least at the outset – depend upon public opinion. That’s good for him because Americans in general and New Yorkers in particular oppose Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of big sugary sodas in the Big Apple. Rasmussen… Continue Reading