In June, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled against New York City’s ban on selling sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. The Court held that the city’s Board of Health “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority” with the regulation. This is the third time that New York courts have decided against the “big-soda ban” and was the final blow to the regulation. Although New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated that his administration would consider other ways to curb the obesity epidemic, no new proposals have been announced.
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