In an effort to curb obesity in New York City, the Board of Health officially approved Mayor Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of large, sugary drinks on Thursday.

Health advocates applauded the measure as a major step in reducing rates of diabetes and other diseases linked to over-consumption.

Others dismissed the new law as an example of a nanny-state government stepping on personal freedoms.

Some, in jest, alluded to the doomed days of prohibition.

As always, Twitter proved a funny barometer of NYC's reaction. Check out how people were sounding off below:

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  • Village Voice

  • Emily Warman

  • Jamie Oliver

  • Tom Costello

  • Dave Itzkoff

  • Mike Scollins

  • Jordan Cohen

  • Maggie Coughlan

  • Stephen Moody

  • Patrick Sullivan

  • Kristina

  • Brian Lehrer Show

  • David Brandon

  • John Herrman

  • John Herrman

  • Anetta

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