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New York campaign to ban poor from buying fizzy drinks

14 February 2011 Last updated at 12:32 GMT

New York officials want to stop people on low incomes using food stamps to buy fizzy drinks as part of a campaign against obesity.

Washington now has to decide whether to give the go-ahead to the scheme.

Laura Trevelyan reports from the Bronx, where not everyone is convinced by the idea.