NEW YORK (AP) — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet groups say they are supporting New York City’s proposed crackdown on super-sized, sugary drinks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the measure helps fight obesity in a city that spends billions of dollars a year on weight-related health problems.
Opponents say the city is overstepping its authority and infringing on personal freedom.
The proposal is set to go to a Sept. 13 vote at the city Board of Health.
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