Michael Bloomberg abruptly cancels a live appearance with AllThingsD as a controversy over his...

|By:, SA News Editor

Michael Bloomberg abruptly cancels a live appearance with AllThingsD as a controversy over his plan to ban large-sized sugary drinks in NYC creates outrage in public forums and from the beverage industry. While the city served as a successful model for public smoking restrictions, it's a bit harder to craft an argument over the dangers of second-hand soda drinking. A statement from Coca-Cola (KO -0.2%) cuts to the chase: "New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this."