soda ban new york city

Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded to a judge's decision Monday to strike down the city's restrictions on large, sugary beverages. He expressed confidence that the judge's ruling will be overturned on appeal. Bloomberg's soda ban initiative was set to take effect on Tuesday. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said they will prove in a court of appeals that the city's board of health did not overreach in its powers when it passed the soda initiative.