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Did Bloomberg Lead The Way For FDA's Trans Fat Ban?

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City's health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, push...

NYC Requests Top Court To Review Soda Ban Strike Down

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The state's highest court should consider New York City's first-of-its-kind effort to cut down on big, sugary soft drinks, city lawye...

Bloomberg Encourages Using The Stairs

Posted 07.18.2013 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg wants you to take the stairs. The mayor issued an executive order Wednesday requiring city agencies to implement "active design strate...

Subway Ads: Hold The Salt

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Subway riders, after being cautioned about smoking, sugar and teen pregnancy, are getting a new message: Pass on the salt. The city's Dep...

Bloomberg's Plan To Raise Minimum Price Of Cigarettes

Posted 03.27.2013 | New York

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to keep tobacco products out of sight from customers at New York city stores was met with mixed reviews last week...

Mixed Reviews For Bloomberg's Tobacco Proposal

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye lev...

WATCH: Bloomberg Reacts To Soda Ban Ruling

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the pr...

NYC Soda Ban REJECTED

Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

A day before New York CIty's unprecedented soda ban was set to begin, Reuters reports a judge has rejected the restrictions, calling the initiative "...

Bloomberg Announces Progress In City Effort To Reduce Salt Intake

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben's...

Styrofoam Ban In NYC?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Could plastic foam containers get 86'd from the menu of takeout food options in the nation's biggest city? A sanitation official said Wed...

NYC Hospitals Crack Down On Junk Food

AP | MEGHAN BARR and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can't smoke. In a few months from now, th...

TWEETS: The Country Reacts To NYC Soda Ban

Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

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 ...

It's Official: New York Soda Ban Approved

| Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Say goodbye to venti Frappuccinos, gallon movie theater slurpees and big sodas. The ...

WATCH: Soda Ban Finally Goes To Vote On Thursday

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groun...

Bloomberg Loves Breastfeeding, Asks Hospitals To Change Baby Formula Protocol

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York

Starting in September, Mayor Bloomberg's push to encourage breastfeeding will incorporate a new program urging hospitals to keep baby formula under lo...

Bloomberg To Target Alcohol Again?

Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

Is Mayor Bloomberg quietly plotting to tackle the city's alcohol consumption again? Despite a quick and angry backlash following the mayor's last a...

POLL: NYC Soda Ban Gets Support From Big Names, But Are You Convinced?

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

Just a day away from Tuesday's public hearing on the proposal to end the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to ...

Bloomberg Asking Bodegas To Hide The Junk Food

Posted 07.19.2012 | New York

In the latest installment of Mayor Bloomberg's mission to curb obesity, the city has introduced a new "Shop Healthy" program calling for bodegas and ...

Ron Dicker

Meet The Mind Behind Those Notorious Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

Ad creator James Bowers works for a lobbyist nicknamed Dr. Evil. So perhaps it makes sense that Bowers has a wicked sense of humor. He wields it to sk...

Tobacco Front Group Takes Out Full-Page Ad Of Bloomberg In Drag

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

The Center for Consumer Freedom gives NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg a dressing up -- and a dressing-down -- for his proposed ban on large sugary drinks....

Bloomberg's Soda Ban: Soda Today, Schmeers Tomorrow?

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Just how far would a government go to protect us from ourselves? In New York City – which already bans smoking in public parks...

Coke And McDonald's On Soda Ban: 'New Yorkers Deserve Better Than This'

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York

* Coke says consumers already see calorie counts * McDonald's calls ban misguided * Bans in other places could follow By Martinne Gelle...

Does New York Have A Drinking Problem?

Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

Judging by the city's livid reaction to rumors of Nanny Bloomberg limiting alcohol sales in January, New Yorkers enjoy their booze and will swiftly de...

Quinn Doesn't Want Your Whoppers, Thank You Very Much

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Perhaps taking a cue from Nanny Bloomberg, Christine Quinn is speaking out against Burger King's plans to begin rolling out whopper-doling food trucks...

WATCH: Bloomberg Dances, Acts With A Jonas Brother

Posted 04.02.2012 | New York

Haven't had enough of witnessing Bloomberg's superb acting skills, head-bobbing to Lady Gaga, or comedic chops? Here to encapsulate all that goodness ...