- The New York Times lists off all of the impacts expected to be felt when Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new beverage ban goes into effect Tuesday, forbidding the sale of sugary drinks in container sizes larger than 16 ounces.
- Despite Bloomberg's wishes, convenience stores such as 7-Elevens and grocery stores will still be able to sell large drink sizes, as they are not regulated by the city.
- The so-called "soda ban" will also cover Gatorade, energy drinks, smoothies, sweetened coffee drinks, bubble teas and other beverages.
From the article:
"... Large drink containers will still be available at convenience stores and grocery stores — in other words, places that are not regulated by the city’s health department. Places that receive regular health inspections from the city, including street vendors, bowling alleys and restaurants, will all have to abide by the ban. ..."