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This report from UK think tank the IEA looks at the proposed ban on energy drinks.

The government has proposed a ban on the sale of energy drinks to minors on the basis that these products have high levels of sugar and caffeine, and can be damaging to health. Many energy drinks are low in sugar or contain no sugar at all. Even full sugar energy drinks do not contain more sugar than Pepsi. All the leading energy drink brands have 32 mg of caffeine per 100 ml. There is no evidence that sugar and caffeine in energy drinks is more problematic than sugar and caffeine in other beverages. A ban on one category of the soft drink market would be discriminatory and disproportionate.

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