Supermarket ban on energy drinks for minors under age 16

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Sales of energy drinks to minor of 16 years have been banned in most of the major supermarkets in the uk, amid concerns about the high levels of sugar and caffeine.

The boots also is teaming up with supermarkets such as Asda, Waitrose, Tesco and the Co-op in the introduction of the rule.

Retailers to limit the sale of energy drinks that contain more than 150 mg of caffeine per liter to under 16 years of age.

Co-op said that it recognized the “growing concern about the consumption of energy drinks among children.

Other supermarkets of the introduction of the voluntary ban, which include Aldi, Lidl, the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. Boots is the first retailer to participate that is not a supermarket.

The Co-op, Aldi and Lidl implemented the change on March 1, while Morrisons, Waitrose, Asda and Boots to put the rule in place on the 5th of March.

A Boots spokesman said: “Helping our customers to live a healthier life, it has always been our main objective.

“We have listened to the growing public concern about young people the consumption of these high sugar and highly caffeinated beverages.”

Although Tesco has announced its decision to continue of not implementing the change until the 26 of March.Welcome to the ban of

The move follows calls by campaigners for a complete ban of the energy drinks, and after MP Maria Caulfield calls on the Prime Minister, Theresa May to consider the whole of the uk ban earlier this year.

The famous chef Jamie Oliver, who took the #NotForChildren campaign, welcomed the news and took to Twitter to celebrate the supermarkets that had done “the right thing”.

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The NASUWT teaching union has also campaigned for restrictions on energy drinks sales to children, and asked schools to ban high-caffeine beverages from their premises.

NASUWT general secretary, Chris Keates, previously told the BBC: “The very high levels of caffeine and sugar in these drinks have a negative impact on the behavior of the students in the schools and the teachers are left to deal with the consequences.

“There is a chronic lack of awareness about the effects and long-term health impacts of these drinks that many students and parents think that they are more than just another soft drink.”