A French Senate committee has issued a report, “Taxation and Public Health: Evaluation of Behavioral Taxation,” urging lawmakers to implement a “behavioral tax” to counteract poor dietary habits and help cover health care expenditures associated with consumption of “unhealthy” foods. While emphasizing the need for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax, the report also advocates harmonizing tax rates on vegetable oils, aligning cigarette and other tobacco product taxes, and repealing value-added tax breaks for certain foods and drinks linked to increased health care costs. See Tax-News.com, March 20, 2014.