UK Looks to Ban Sales of Energy Drinks to Children

The UK government is undertaking a consultation which proposes a ban on the sale of energy drinks containing more than 150 mg of caffeine per liter to children.

Currently only supermarkets Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrison, Tesco, Asda and Aldi have banned sales of energy drinks to under 16’s.

A staggering two-thirds of UK 10-17 yr old's and a quarter of 6-9 yr old's in the UK currently consume energy drinks.

Ian: Whilst a ban may help to reduce consumption of such drinks by children, education on the harm caused by these products needs to start in the home.