In Petersburg want to limit the sale of energy drinks to adolescents

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The Committee on legislation of the Petersburg Parliament on Friday approved a bill to restrict selling to adolescents of non-alcoholic energy drinks, the press service of the Committee.

«According to the draft, the retail sale of soft energy will be prohibited in educational, cultural and medical institutions and in recreational and sports facilities. Non-compliance with restrictions is punishable by a fine. For citizens – from 3 to 5 thousand rubles, for officials – up to 20 thousand rubles, for legal entities – 50 thousand rubles», — stated in the message.

According to the Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on legislation of Denis Chetyrbok, these limitations are due to the fact that children and adolescents are not always able to give a full report about the dangers of drinking energy drinks, while research shows that soft drinks in large amounts can cause hypertension and disrupts the nervous system.