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Hughes Says Emergency Study On Caffeinated Drinks A Must

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Thanks to a Northern MP’s push the health committee will perform an emergency study regarding beverage regulations.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes is seeking tougher regulations on caffeinated, high-sugar drinks following the early March death of a 14-year-old Quebec girl.

Hughes says they are pleased with the government’s decision.

She says despite alcoholic beverages not being sold in convenient stores in Ontario, high-sugar energy drinks are still a big sell for youth.

Currently an emergency study is being done by the government regarding caffeinated beverages with high-sugar content, with results expected by June.

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