Proposed soda ban in beantown

BOSTON (AP) - September 21, 2010

That's the proposal city officials are considering for soda pop in public buildings.

The city has already banned smoking in bars and trans-fats in restaurants.

Now, city leaders are calling on a panel of experts to develop a policy, keeping sugary drinks out of city-owned buildings.

One member of the panel tells The Boston Globe that "somebody has to take a stand."

Many people believe soda plays a big role in the nation's obesity epidemic.

But a spokesman for a national soft drink organization calls the proposed ban "overly simplistic."

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