New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has started a nationwide debate with his efforts to combat obesity. Bloomberg is leading the charge by proposing a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces from restaurants, movie theaters, sport stadiums, and food carts. With critics suggesting this is an attack on civil liberties and the freedom of consumer choice, we asked people in New York what they thought.
Featured song: “Monsters” by Hurricane Bells
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