Court overthrows NYC ban on large sugary drinks

(CNN) -- New York's Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that New York City's ban on large sugary drinks, which was previously blocked by lower courts, is illegal.

"We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the 'Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule,' exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority," the ruling said.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had pushed for the ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces as a way to fight obesity and other health problems.

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  • jrandl

    If you drink less sugary drinks that, will make you smoke more illegal or legal pot , Thr still trying to figure out who they can make the most money off fines the smokers the non smokers or the ones thr handing it out to free to get them hooked, After that the law can call it what ever they want, Depends on if they need the money or not.

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