Children under the age of 16 have been banned from buying energy drinks in Boots. The retailer is following in the footsteps of Aldi, Tesco and Waitrose who recently banned youths from purchasing the beverages.


Teens have been banned from purchasing energy drinks that contain 150mg of caffeine in them.


Boots is the first non-food store to stop adolescents from purchasing the drink.



Teenagers will no longer be able to purchase the drinks that contain high levels of caffeine.


“We have listened to the growing public concern about young people consuming these high sugar, highly-caffeinated drinks,” said a spokesperson for Boots.


They added, “We are doing the right thing in our stores in Ireland to help further restrict their access.”



Children under the age of 16 will be asked to show I.D if they attempt to purchase the beverages in any Boots store.


There are numerous risks associated with the excessive consumption of energy drinks.


The risks include:

  1. Sensation-seeking behaviour
  2. Poor dental health
  3. Obesity
  4. Type-2 diabetes
  5. Use and dependence on other harmful substances
  6. Neurological and cardiovascular system effects in children and adolescents
  7. Caffeine overdose, which can cause heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, and in extreme cases- death.


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