n a "historic" move intended to reduce obesity, New York City's health council approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial "Big Gulp ban" on Thursday. Beginning March 12, 2013, America's largest city will "prohibit restaurants, mobile food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums, or arenas from selling sugary drinks in cups or containers larger than 16 ounces." Fines won't be enforced until June 2013. Opponents of the ban are exploring a legal challenge.
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