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New Yorkers savor big sodas, the target of a city ban

New York City soda ban

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A ban on most sugary sodas larger than 16 ounces would have gone into effect Tuesday in New York City, but a state judge blocked the ban on Monday. Had the ban survived the court challenge, some purveyors of sweetened drinks would have remained exempt -- for example, 7-Eleven's Big Gulp would have been still legal, because the chain is classified as a grocery store and therefore under state jurisdiction -- many restaurants, movie theaters, bodegas and pizza-delivery joints would have no longer offered larger sizes. Yahoo! News asked New Yorkers to snap photos of themselves with what could have been their last large soda from their favorite establishment and briefly tell us what they think of the proposed ban.

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