The bill on tightening the sale of energy drinks is before Parliament

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 03. 12:10

A bill has been submitted to the Hungarian parliament, according to which the sale of energy drinks to minors in the country would be prohibited. The proposal was put forward by two members of the ruling party, István Hollik and Lőrinc Nacsa, who, according to them, aim to protect children.

Lőrinc Nacsa explained in his Facebook post on Tuesday evening that the consumption of energy drinks among minors has become worrying. According to a survey, 78 percent of those under the age of 18 drink such drinks, while 20 percent of the 10-14-year-olds drink it even for breakfast.

If the bill is passed, retailers who sell energy drinks to minors could face the same penalties as those who sell them alcohol, tobacco products or sex products. This could even mean a penalty of millions for them. The purpose of the ban is to protect the health and well-being of children from the possible harmful effects of energy drinks.

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