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Appeals court strikes down soda ban: Bloomberg vows obesity fight not over

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg was put in his place today, when an appeals court struck down the controversial soda ban regulation as unconstitutional.

Except for grocery and convenience stores, the law limited businesses from selling soft drinks and other sugary beverages, to no more than 16 ounce containers.

Last year, September 13, 2012, NYC's Board of Health approved the proposed soda regulation. They also allowed businesses nine months to adjust to the new rules.

Mayor Bloomberg supported this law as a measure to help combat the obesity epidemic. The people who opposed this law believed that the regulation infringes on constitutional freedoms that also further the unwanted nanny state.

According to CBS News, Mayor Bloomberg promised, “Today's decision is a temporary setback, and we plan to appeal this decision as we continue the fight against the obesity epidemic".

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