Waitrose bans sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to under-16s

From BBC - January 4, 2018

Waitrose is to ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to children aged under 16.

The supermarket said customers buying drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre would be asked to prove their age from 5 March.

The move follows concerns over the impact of the high sugar and caffeine content on children.

Teachers' union NASUWT said one in 10 teachers cited energy drinks as a key cause of poor pupil behaviour.


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