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'A sigh of relief': Industry hails halt of NYC sugary drinks rule
'A sigh of relief': Industry hails halt of NYC sugary drinks rule

The beverage industry and many other Big Apple businesses were celebrating Monday after a New York state judge halted a ban on large sugary drinks a day before it was scheduled to go into effect. The regulation, initiated by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by the city’s Board of Health in the fall, sought to prohibit sales of sodas and other sweet beverages bigger than 16 ounces in restaurants, sports arenas, movie theaters and other establishments. The rationale -- to try to lower high obesity rates often linked to massive, sugar-stuffed servings of sodas and other drinks. But in Manhattan on Monday, state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled in favor...

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