Interview: New York’s Big-Soda Ban Now Gone

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

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The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead.

New York’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American soft-drink industry, which bitterly opposed the plan.

The ruling is a significant defeat for public health advocates who have urged state and local governments to discourage the consumption of high-calorie beverages, saying the drinks are prime drivers of a nationwide epidemic of obesity.

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