San Francisco-based Juul Labs plans to permeate the UK e-cigarette market as it has done in the US, but its American success hasn’t come without snags. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has opened an investigation into the company’s efforts to stop minors from buying their tobacco products, and there are at …
The Australian Beverages Council announced a commitment to reduce its sugar use by 20 per cent by 2025. However, the commitment is primarily to avoid a sugar tax, and in practice the reduction will be averaged across the industry’s drink portfolio. This means a company could reduce its sugar use …
The U.S. is about to hit the one month mark since going trans fat-free. The Food and Drug Administration ruled in 2015 that artificial trans fats were unsafe to eat, giving food producers three years to catch up with new guidelines. Read more here.
The French Department of Public Health reports that one million daily smokers have quit within the last year, which authorities attribute to recent anti-smoking measures and higher cigarette taxes. The statistic of daily smokers in France has dropped from 13.2 million to 12.2 million. Read more here.
Rhode Island has successfully passed two bills prohibiting the advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages on school property. Now any food marketing must meet minimum nutrition standards, affecting approximately 140,000 students. Read more here.