NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial soda ban was approved by the NYC Board of Health here Thursday. The ban on sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces takes effect March 12, 2013, and will impact restaurants, food carts, movie theater concession stands and other establishments that receive an inspection grade from the health department. Fast food restaurants with self-serve drink fountains will no longer be permitted to stock cups ...

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