New York City voted today to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. They say the ban would help curb obesity, since one in eight New Yorkers has diabetes.
The ban would only apply to restaurants, delis and movie theaters. Grocery stores and convenience stores would not be affected.
Some critics, including soda companies have called the ban "misguided." A group called New Yorkers for Beverage Choices is concerned that the city is interferring with citizen's personal choices. They've said, "New Yorkers are smart enough to decide for themselves what to eat and drink."
The ban doesn't include diet sodas, but violators of the ban could face a $200 fine. The ban goes into effect in March, unless it's blocked or overturned by opponents.