Welsh government – Energy drink ban for under 16s a possibility

Despite many reports of the Welsh Government banning tea and coffee for the under 16s, this is not true. It the consultation documents there is a question asking: Should the ban be widened to consider other drinks typically high in caffeine such as tea and coffee?

Overview from Welsh government consultation documents:
The consultation is looking at ending the sale of energy drinks to children. We know
that dietary behaviours in our childhood have a significant influence in what and how
we eat and drink in later life. Energy drinks are legally required to display warnings
that they are not recommended for children due to their high caffeine content. We
wish to consider introducing a mandatory position across Wales.
Research suggests that preventative action may be needed to protect young people
from associated health harms from consumption of energy drinks.

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