On Thursday, New York City’s Board of Health voted near unanimously to cap the size of sugary drinks
to no more that 16-ounces at movie theaters, restaurants, mobile food carts, and sports arenas.
The ban, which will take effect from March 12 and won’t impact fruit juices, milkshakes, diet sodas or alcoholic drinks, will see violators coughing up fines of $200.
Rest assured though, if you really can’t do without a behemoth-sized barrel of liquified sugar, you can still quell your thirst at grocery stores and convenience stores, including 7-Eleven, which will be exempt from the new regulation.
Read the full Forbes article for an overview of the NYC Health initiatives and their outcomes.