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A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

High Court Won’t Reinstate New York City’s Big Soda Ban

Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York’s highest court refused to reinstate New York City’s ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds.

06/26/2014

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children

New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.

12/11/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will appeal a judge's decision to halt a super-sized sugary drinks ban. (credit: Getty Images)

Appeals Court Strikes Down Supersized Sugary Drinks Ban

The four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban.

07/30/2013

A customer fills a 21 ounce cup with soda at a McDonalds in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Considering NYC Supersized Sugary Drink Ban

The court heard arguments from both sides Tuesday in regards to a March ruling that halted the city’s plan to put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks.

06/11/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court Over Big Drink Ban

The beverage industry is trying to take the fizz out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s big sugary soda ban. The two sides battled like Coke versus Pepsi in court on Wednesday.

01/23/2013

Pepsi fountain drinks (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

NYC To Hold Off On Oversized Sugary Drink Fines For 3 Months

The reprieve on fines comes as soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to try to block the unprecedented rule from going into effect at all.

01/14/2013

Large sugary drinks facing ban (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

American Beverage Association Among Those Suing NYC Over Sugary Drink Crackdown

The new regulation puts a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and applies to both bottled and fountain drinks.

10/12/2012

Pepsi fountain drinks (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg: NYC Big Drink Ban ‘Will Help Save Lives’

The new regulation puts a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.

09/13/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces Weight Watchers and other weight loss organizations support city’s anti-obesity proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.(Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker/Flickr)

Bloomberg: Weight Watchers, Other Groups Support Big Drink Ban

The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.

09/04/2012

Twenty-ounce bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale at a Manhattan deli on May 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: Bloomberg Says No Changes To Super-Size Drink Ban Proposal

The mayor’s plan to put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts has sparked debates not just in New York City, but around the country.

08/29/2012

A couple drink soda beverages in New York, May 31, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

Sides Make Spirited Arguments For And Against Bloomberg’s Big Drink Ban Proposal

The mayor’s proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports
venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.

07/24/2012

'Million Gulp March' protester holds a sign on Monday, July 9, 2012. (credit: Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS)

‘Million Big Gulp March’ Takes Aim At Bloomberg’s Proposed Big Drink Ban

While many protesters were expected to take part in the so-called “Million Big Gulp March” demonstration Monday afternoon in City Hall Park, much fewer were actually on hand, with some chanting “Drink Free Or Die.”

07/09/2012

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Board Of Health OKs Plan For Public Hearings On Mayor’s Big Drink Ban

The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.

06/12/2012

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Groups Rally In Support Of Mayor’s Proposed Ban On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

Demonstrators in favor of the ban gathered on the steps of City Hall demanding action.

06/11/2012