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Seeking to combat rising obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health approved on Thursday a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, enacting the first restriction of its kind in the country. (via New York Times)

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  • Toni Gray

    I don't see this changing peoples habits much. If you're eying up the vending machine drinks you're craving the salt, sugar and/or caffeine. If you're one of the few who says they drink regular soda "for the taste," then a diet version would be repulsive. So far calorie counts on fast food have not slowed sales. This is just another meaningless PR stunt.

  • Britni Wrisinger

    I disagree. Seeing how many calories something has frequently stops me from buying it. But then again, I'm a box-turner. I look at that stuff before I buy everything.

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