France began enacting its war against sugary beverages today, promising to prosecute restaurants that serve up unlimited sodas to customers.
French officials passed a measure in 2015 banning restaurants, fast food chains, schools, and holiday camps from offering free or fixed-priced soft drink refills. That means all flavored or concentrated beverages, sports and energy drinks, fruit and vegetable nectars, and other similar products.
Though the law was enacted today, it passed some time ago and some chains had already taken steps to respond to the measure. Take IKEA: the furniture chain removed its soda fountains from French stores shortly after the measure passed.