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New York City has restricted the kind of cooking oil used in restaurants. Have other places?

New York City's Board of Health approved a measure last December requiring all restaurants to stop using most frying oils containing artificial trans fat within about six months and to keep it out of all foods by July 2008. Philadelphia followed with a similar rule, as has Brookline, Mass. Measures are pending in other cities and there are statewide proposals in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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