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France bans unlimited soda refills


2017-01-30 04:11:20
France has been on the forefront of environmental thinking for a while now with the ban of free plastic bags as well as many other things. Now they are promoting laws to look after people's health by banner soda refills.

Starting from Jan 27, 2017, restaurants in France are not allowed to offer unlimited soda refills to customers. Those who still do it, will be facing prosecution. The law was created to combat obesity in the country and promote healthier lifestyle.

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A meta-review of 11 recent systematic reviews on the effectiveness of fiscal policy interventions for improving diets and preventing non-communicable diseases showed that the evidence was strongest and most consistent for the effectiveness of SSB taxes in the range of 20-50 percent in reducing consumption, and of fruit and vegetable subsidies in the range of 10-30 percent in increasing consumption.
-- Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases

The current obesity rate in France in 57 percent in case of men compared to 41 percent in women.

France banner vending machines in schools already more than a decade ago, in 2004. They have also limited servings of french fries in school cafeteries.




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