Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:51

A judge has permanently blocked Mike Bloomberg's citywide ban on large sugary drinks.

The ban, which was supposed to begin tomorrow, would have impacted restaurants, theaters, sports stadiums, and any place that receives a letter grade from the city's Health Department.

New York City's Mayor pushed for the first U.S. ban of over-sized sugary drinks in his latest controversial step to reduce obesity and its deadly complications in a nation with a weight problem.

These drinks would have no longer been sold in containers larger than 16 ounces.
A three month grace period would have been in place for everyone to comply with the ban.

Violators faced a $200 fine issued when cups sold clearly exceed the 16-ounce limit.
The new rule would not apply to supermarkets and convenience stores.