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.