The mayor of New York City has spoken out about his controversial plan to ban the sale of large cups of soda and soft drinks.
Michael Bloomberg argued that it was the government's responsibility to regulate the sugar that people in the city put into their bodies.
He also thinks that banning large quantities be of drinks such as Coke, will help resolve obesity and diabetes of the people in the US.
"The idea is you tend to eat all of the food in the container. If it's bigger, you eat more," he told MSNBC. "If somebody put a smaller glass or plate or bowl in front of you, you would eat less."
Bloomberg masterminded the smoking ban in public places in the city and hopes to implement his new plan soon.
"You can still buy large bottles in stores, but in a restaurant, 16 ounces is the maximum that they would be able to serve in one cup," he explained. "If you want to order two cups of the same time, that's fine. It's your choice."
The maximum amount of fizzy drinks a customer will be allowed to buy in restaurants, sports stadiums and movie theaters is 16 oz. (one pint).
"We're not taking away anybody's right to do things, we're forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another," he added.
Cabdriver Morshed Chowbhury, told The Daily News: "He can try, but he can't stop people from getting what they want."
Adding: "Some days I can't survive without coffee or big sodas."