Wednesday, 10 January 2018

MP calls for ban on high-caffeine energy drinks for under-16s

An MP has called for a ban on high-caffeine energy drinks for under-16s, following the suicide of a 25-year-old constituent.

Maria Caulfield raised the issue in Prime Minister's Questions.

She said Justin Bartholomew's family were "convinced" his intake of more than 15 cans a day had increased his anxiety and contributed to his death.

Theresa May said the government had taken action over high-sugar drinks and would continue to look at the evidence.

Supermarket chain Waitrose recently announced it was banning the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to children aged under 16, following concerns over the impact of sugar and caffeine on children.

BBC        News.

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