Like Bloomberg, Mayor de Blasio wants to ban large sodas

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De Blasio has reportedly been meeting with health advocates and beverage industries execs. (Photo: Getty Images)

De Blasio has reportedly been meeting with health advocates and beverage industries execs. (Photo: Getty Images)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Much like his predecessor, Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t a fan of large sodas.

The de Blasio administration is meeting with health advocates and beverage industry execs, discussing ways to to limit the size of sugary drinks in New York City, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

“Mayor de Blasio has made clear he supports a ban on large sugary drinks,” said de Blasio spokesman, Phil Walzak.

Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban was shot down by a state court in June. The state ruled that city’s health board lacked authority to impose the ban.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple group pledged last month to reduce American’s calorie consumption of sugary drinks by 20% by 2025.

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