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Poll: Should under-16s be banned from buying energy drinks?

There are rules on the labelling of energy drinks but no official age restriction.

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CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS in England could soon be banned from buying energy drinks.

As part of its plan to tackle childhood obesity, the government there has launched a consultation process on whether or not under-16s or under-18s should be banned from buying such drinks, Sky News reports.

A number of retailers in Ireland have banned under-16s from buying soft drinks with a high caffeine content. There are rules on the labelling of energy drinks here but no official age restriction.

What do you think: Should people under the age of 16 be banned from buying energy drinks?


Poll Results:

Yes (9261)
No (1837)
Not sure (408)



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