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Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 7:08 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Now, to policy making with some fizz. The mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has proposed limiting the size of sodas and sweetened drinks that can be sold in the city.
Henrietta Davis said she was inspired by the mayor of New York. Michael Bloomberg has proposed a ban on sales of oversized sugary drinks in his city's restaurants. Mayor Davis says soda is a factor behind increasing obesity and heart disease among young people.
One 7-Eleven manager in Cambridge had one word for the proposal: crazy. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.