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There are many factors that contribute to childhood obesity.
But the single biggest is soda and other -- sugar sweetened beverages.
This was mayor Michael Bloomberg last month his anti obesity campaign has taken aim at large sugary drinks in New York City.
Now some other politicians and other cities are taking a page from his book and launching their own -- big soda ban.
Los Angeles city councilman Mitch Englander is one of them he wants to ban sodas from city parks and library vending machines.
He claims they -- not sugar and each will undoubtedly lead to obesity.
To demonstrate his point he poured out 22 packets of sugar on the table.
The same amount of the sweet staff and a twenty ounce soda.
For each additional sugary drink a child consumes per day.
His or her risk of obesity increases by an astonishing 60%.
One vending machine distributor says the band is back for business.
Our business model doesn't work it doesn't work if we don't have.
-- products that consumers want to -- Henrietta Davis is the mayor of Cambridge Massachusetts.
She's also jumping on board the big soda ban she wants to limit sugary drinks to sixteen ounces and restaurants and her setting wade is such an issue for us in this country some say government is overstepping its bounds.
Five government needs to tell us what -- -- we need without male what else are they gonna try to tell us granted I've lost sixty pounds.
By not drinking sugary drinks but at the same time out on -- -- saying no you can't and -- -- -- A number of consumers say there should be information provided about the effects of consuming so much sugar rather than just banning it out right.
In New York Ainsley Earhardt Fox News.
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