New York City’s Board of Health has banned restaurants, cafeterias and concession stands from selling soda and other artificially sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces with an 8-0 vote, according to Wall Street Journal. The rule won’t apply to drinks made with 50 percent milk or unsweetened juice, or drinks sold in grocery and convenience stores. The initiative is part of an ongoing effort by city officials to improve public health. Over the past decade the city has barred all indoor smoking and trans fat in foods, and requires fast food restaurants to post calorie counts prominently on their menus.
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