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Kittleman repeals Howard County sugary drinks ban
Kittleman repeals Howard County sugary drinks ban

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has officially overturned a ban on the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snacks on county property and at events sponsored by the county, his office said Thursday.  Kittleman said the ban, signed into law by former Howard executive Ken Ulman with a 2012 executive order, "clearly overstepped" an "appropriate role" for government.  "We fully support efforts to control obesity and disease caused by poor eating habits, and to encourage exercise," he said in a statement announcing his decision.  But, "better education is the key to dealing with this issue, not simple bans,” he said....

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