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