With Poll: NYC bans sale of soda, sugary drinks larger than 16 oz. in some venues
This story has been removed from our site after 30 days as required by our digital use agreement with the Associated Press.
They say the proposal strikes at a leading cause of obesity simply by giving people a built-in reason to stop at 16 ounces: 200 calories, if it's a regular Coke, compared to 240 in a 20-ounce size. For someone who drinks a soda a day, the difference amounts to 14,600 calories a year, or the equivalent of 70 Hershey bars, enough to add about four pounds of fat to a person's body.