From the NY Post:
Mayor Bloomberg today called on the state to follow the city's lead by banning the sale of sugary sodas in sizes larger than 16 ounces in all stores, not just restaurants.
The city's new law takes effect March 12 in food establishments regulated by the Health Department.
Supermarkets, groceries and shops where prepared foods constitute less than 50 percent of sales are not affected because they're overseen by the state Agriculture Department and the city doesn't have jurisdiction.
Individual pizza parlors would have to obey the new law, even when it comes to deliveries.
"You have exactly the right question, but you're asking it the wrong way," the mayor said.At a press conference today, the mayor was asked why pizza shops shouldn't be in the same category as supermarkets, where customers would still be able to walk out with all the two-liter soda bottles they could carry.
"Keep in mind we're trying to save the lives of these kids, particularly kids...The state should do exactly the same thing in stores."