Bill to ban 'energy drinks' introduced in Chicago City Council

January 17, 2013 3:54:10 PM PST
Chicago could ban the sale of highly caffeinated so-called ''energy drinks'' under a proposal Thursday by 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke.

The ban would include such products as Red Bull, Monster, and 5-Hour Energy, and it would apply to adults as well as teens.

Alderman Burke cites the drinks' popularity among teens and the health dangers those drinks can potentially cause as his reasoning behind the proposal.