Regulation of the health care system in France is conducted by the statutory health insurance funds and the state, which consists of the parliament, the government and ministries. The life expectancy at birth in France is close to average for males in Europe and above average for women. However, tobacco smoking rates remain high in France with statistics indicating 32% of men and 26% of women smoke daily. In 2012, a report in France called for action to reduce adult smoking rates to 15% by 2025.
Top storyBrest, France, tackles food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic
Brest, France, was heavily bombed in 1944 but quickly and impressively rebuilt itself with high ambitions and an innovative vision. Now, the city is solving the puzzle of food insecurity during the pandemic using a novel approach integrated into social protection programmes and a digital platform.
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