Boston Bans Soda From City Property

To reduce obesity, sugary drinks banned from all city property
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2011 6:11 AM CDT
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has banned sugary drinks from being sold on all city properties.    (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)
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(Newser) – No more soda on Boston city property, or sports drinks or sweetened ice teas, for that matter. In an effort to reduce the city's rising obesity rates—and the soaring health costs associated with obesity—Slashfood reports that Mayor Thomas Menino has banned all sugary beverages from vending machines, cafeterias, and concession stands. “I want to create a civic environment that makes the healthier choice the easier choice in people’s lives, whether it’s schools, worksites, or other places in the community," said Menino in a press release.

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