Sunday, 29 January 2017

Free soda: France bans soft drinks refills

Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimited sugary drinks according to BBC reports, in an effort to reduce obesity.

It is now illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at a fixed price or
offer them unlimited for free. The number of overweight or obese people in France is below the EU average but is on the rise.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends taxing sugary drinks, linking them to obesity and diabetes.
Self-service "soda fountains" have long been a feature of family restaurants and cafes in some countries like the UK, where a soft drinks tax will be introduced next year.
The new law targets soft drinks, including sports drinks containing added sugar or sweeteners. Before the all-you-can-drink ban, France already had a soft drinks tax, and vending machines are barred from schools' .
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