Taxes for obesity
In the French media appeared information that the French Treasury has proposed to impose additional taxes on all existing in the country of fast food. According to the authors of the bill, this measure will allow not only to fight obesity the French, but to achieve a partial compensation of costs of medical services for persons whose weight exceeds the norm in medical standards.
According to the Treasury, the cost of servicing people who suffer from diabetes, hypertension, cancer caused by obesity, more than 22 MHR. dollars annually. And due to the additional tax lawmakers hope to cover part of these costs.
Currently in France there are already taxes on sugar and energy drinks.