Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are filing a lawsuit to block New York City's move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eating joints, it has been revealed.
The American Beverage Association and others sued the city on Friday, CBS News reported.
The lawsuit says that the unelected health board shouldn't be telling people how much soda to drink.
The suit also claims that the rule "burdens consumers and unfairly harms small businesses."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it a reasonable, promising way to curb obesity.
The city Board of Health approved the unprecedented regulation last month.
It would stop restaurants, cafeterias and concession stands from selling soda and other high-calorie drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
The rule will apply in restaurants, fast-food chains, theaters, delis, office cafeterias and most other places that fall under the Board of Health's regulation.
The rule is set to take effect in March. (ANI)