French 'Cola Tax' Approved Paris Vows to Fight Deficit and Obesity

Officially part of the country's tough austerity measures to combat the debt crisis, France will implement a new "soda tax" on Jan. 1. The legislation is also part of a growing trend in Europe to impose sin taxes on food and drinks associated with poor health and obesity.
Starting Jan. 1, soft drinks in France will get more expensive.

Starting Jan. 1, soft drinks in France will get more expensive.

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