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      Poll: Ban Large Sugary Drinks?

      Poll: Ban Large Sugary Drinks?

      New York City officials say they believe their proposed ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks in eateries will prove popular with residents and start a national trend.

      Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration formally announced the proposal Thursday. It's the first time a city has proposed such a ban.

      The ban on drinks over 16 ounces would apply only to sweetened options that contain more than 25 calories per 8 ounces. It would not apply to diet soda or any other calorie-free drink. Any drink that is at least half milk or milk substitute would be exempted, as would juice and alcoholic drinks.

      The proposal drew strong reaction from the Coca-Cola Co.

      The company says in a statement that "The people of New York City are much smarter than the New York City Health Department believes."

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Would you support a ban on the sale of sweetened drinks of more than sixteen ounces? Yes or no? Why or why not?