Judge overturns New York’s ban on supersize sweet drinks

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1666
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to appeal against a court ruling, which struck down his ban on large sugary drinks this week.1

The ban on sugary drinks larger than 16oz was due to come into force today (12 March), but Justice Milton A Tingling Jr of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan called the limits “arbitrary and capricious,” and said that they …

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