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Energy Drinks

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Bay Shore School District Mulls Ban On Popular Energy Drinks

This would not be the first ban on energy drinks in Suffolk County. In March, a bill was passed that banned the sale and distribution of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 in county parks.

01/18/2014

Screen shot of new sugary drinks ad launched by the NYC health department. (credit: YouTube)

New NYC Ad Campaign Targets Sweetened Teas, Fruit Drinks

The American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.

06/03/2013

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Suffolk County Lawmakers Approve Tight Restrictions On Energy Drinks

The legislation will ban the sale of energy drinks to minors at county parks and beaches as well as prohibit the marketing of energy drinks to teens.

03/19/2013

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Report Finds Spike In Energy Drink-Related Emergency Room Visits

A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said ER visits doubled in the last four years from about 10,000 to more than 20,000.

01/16/2013

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Long Island Counties Moving Toward Enacting Energy Drink Drinking Age

Long Island is buzzing about energy drinks. A proposed law would ban sales to teenagers because of its caffeine kick. But not everyone wants to put a lid on the popular products.

11/30/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Senator Schumer Takes On Popular New Energy Shot

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement.

02/19/2012

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HealthWatch: Do Active Children Need Sports Drinks?

Sports drinks and energy drinks are increasingly popular with children and teens, but a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says most kids who play recreational sports don’t need sports drinks.

05/31/2011

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L.I. Lawmaker: Ban Energy Drinks For Those Under 19

Suffolk legislator Lynn Nowick says she is concerned about the health risks associated with the drinks. The ban would apply to any drinks containing more than 80 milligrams of caffeine.

12/08/2010