France bans free soft drink refills in effort to tackle obesity
Taking effect from Friday, the ban was passed in April 2015, and states that it is illegal to sell or offer unlimited soft drinks for free.
The ban applies to any drinks containing added sugar, including sports drinks and concentrated fruit syrup drinks.
Sugar-free drinks should not be promoted as part of a healthy diet and don't help fight obesity, researchers find. https://t.co/Un1zW2PvOm— RT UK (@RTUKnews) January 4, 2017
Half of French adults are overweight, according to a recent study, which found more than 15 percent of men and women over 30 were also obese.
France banned vending machines from schools in 2004, and ketchup was banned in 2011.