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Soda Ban Enacted In New York

The next Prohibition begins! Because restricting access to Big Gulps of Pepsi is exactly the same as one of the most violent chapters in American history.

The great New York City soda ban has finally happened. The sale of sodas and sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces is now prohibited across all five boroughs.

Over the past few weeks, the Bloomberg Administration and the soda lobby have mounted a furious campaign war over the legislation. In retaliation, Mountain Dew and the New York Art Department teamed up to make a statement all over the city:

Photos via radcollector.com.

The campaign may have a point. Look how similar the ads are!

Next thing you know…

Illustrations by John Gara.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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