Britain considers banning sale of energy drinks to children over health concerns

The sale of energy drinks to British children could be banned due to concerns over their high caffeine and sugar content.

In a statement, Prime Minister Theresa May said, "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."

The ban, which would only apply to England, would only be enforced for energy drinks with 150mg of caffeine or more per litre, Reuters reports.

A sugar tax on soft drinks came into effect across the UK in April this year.

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