- “The state should do exactly the same thing in stores,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday, referring to his city's ban on large sugary beverage sales, which goes into effect March 12.
- Convenience stores and supermarkets are not covered by the ban, and Bloomberg would like to see New York's state government take action to enforce similar policies with them.
- "It increases the cost of doing business in the city and will have no impact on the mayor’s stated goal of reducing obesity," Chris Gindlesperger, a spokesman for the American Beverage Association, said of New York City's new rules.
From the article:
"... Beginning March 12, the city will prohibit restaurants, mobile food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums or arenas from selling sugary drinks in cups or containers larger than 16 ounces. The city will begin fining sellers for violating the ban in mid-June. ..."