20:52 Thursday, 30 August 2018
The British government is trying to introduce new laws, which could see the sale of energy drinks to children banned.
It’s due to growing concerns about the impact the high-caffeine, high-sugar drinks are having on young people’s health.
Red Bull, Monster Energy and Relentless are just a few of the brands that could soon require ID before purchase.
According to the British government, two-thirds of children aged 10 to 17 and a quarter of six to nine year olds consume energy drinks.
The restriction is part of a wider strategy to counter obesity.
In a statement, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Childhood obesity is one of the greatest health challenges this country faces.”
“With thousands of young people regularly consuming energy drinks, often because they are sold at cheaper prices than soft drinks, we will consult on banning the sale of energy drinks to children.”