Should There Be an Age Limit for Buying Energy Drinks? [POLL]
Lawmakers in South Carolina are considering banning the sale of energy drinks, such as Red Bull, to anyone under the age of 18.
The law is supported by parents who lost their 16-year-old after he died from drinking too much caffeine.
But coffee has caffeine in it. So does chocolate. Are they going to restrict sales of those things to anyone under the age of 18?
My second oldest, Benjamin, who turns 20 in a couple of weeks, was always asking me to buy him Red Bull when he was a teenager. I would always tell him, "NO!"
I would explain that they had an outrageous amount of caffeine as well as sugar. I explained how they aren't good for him and that I didn't want him drinking them on a regular basis. A few here and there were fine, but I didn't want it to become a daily habit or him to have multiple energy drinks a day.
For the most part, he listened, but I know that when he started driving to school every day, he would stop at the coffee stand to get a Red Bull. I caught on to his little trick and suddenly the money I was giving him for lunch dried up. I told him that if he was going to use it to buy energy drinks he'd need to use his own money. That ended his energy drink thirst real quick!
Should Washington propose a law similar to South Carolina? No one under 18 is allowed to purchase energy drinks?
Take the poll and tell us what you think.