Welsh bid to ban under-16s from buying tea and coffee as part of energy drinks clampdown
The sale of tea and coffee to under-16s may very well be banned in Wales below proposals put ahead by the devolved Labour authorities.
A session on the proposal to finish gross sales of energy drinks to youngsters additionally asks whether or not the plan ‘should be widened to consider other drinks typically high in caffeine, such as tea and coffee’.
The Welsh authorities is wanting to ban energy drinks as part of its wholesome consuming technique. However, it admits there are difficulties demonstrating hyperlinks between such merchandise and poor health outcomes.
The information/uk-government/index.html” id=”mol-ec9e3540-f34f-11ec-8f1c-5fb62f65290d”>UK authorities consulted on an energy drinks gross sales ban for under-16s in England in 2018 and introduced it could enact measures the yr after, however they’ve but to be applied. That session made it clear that tea and coffee would stay exempt.
The Welsh session states ‘energy drinks contain, on average, similar levels of caffeine to a double shot of espresso’. Under present guidelines all drinks besides tea and coffee which comprise greater than 150mg of caffeine should carry a warning.
More than one in 5 UK retailers have imposed voluntary restrictions on energy drinks for under-16s. Wales’ deputy minister for psychological health, Lynne Neagle, mentioned the session sought concepts on how to ‘support the nation to be healthier’.