UK government considering all out ban of energy drinks for children 3 years ago

UK government considering all out ban of energy drinks for children

The UK government is considering an all out ban of energy for children.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that they are considering a ban of the products for anybody under the age of 18 due to the drink's link to obesity and other health related issues.

Energy drinks tends to contain more sugar and caffeine than regular soft drinks.

BBC reports that public health minister Steve Brine said:

"We all have a responsibility to protect children from products that are damaging to their health and education, and we know that drinks packed to the brim with caffeine, and often sugar, are becoming a common fixture of their diet.

"Our children already consume 50 percent more of these drinks than our European counterparts, and teachers have made worrying links between energy drinks and poor behaviour in the classroom."

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This comes after many individual shops and supermarkets in the UK implemented a ban on the sale of energy drinks to people under the age of 16.

Boots stores in Ireland also introduced a similar ban earlier this year, as did Aldi the year before.

The UK government is still considering whether to implement the ban for under 18s or under 16s.

They are asking the British public for their ideas.