Dept. of Health has cola in its crosshairs

The city's Department of Health recently launched its new "Pouring on the Pounds" ad campaign, which targets sweet, fizzy beverages.

New television commercials and posters that will be placed on city buses and subways depict fat pouring out of sugary drinks. The ads are designed to send a clear message to city residents: cut back on the sweet stuff and instead switch to water.

Health officials say roughly three out of five New Yorkers are overweight or obese, and that drinking one can of soda per day can lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds each year.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."