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Red Bull banned in Dutch schools

Energy drinks are prohibited to be sold at a Dutch high school in The Hague.

The principal of the Christian College de Populier says that students get an engergy boost after drinking a can of energy drink. But when the effect is over, students are sluggish, reports the Press.

The school in The Hague is not the first to ban the drinks. Students in Dronten were furious when Red Bull got banned. The students started a campaign on the Internet “I shit on the energy drink ban!”

It is not only the caffeine in the energy drink which is the culprit of the hyper behavior, young people find it cool and trendy to drink a can of energy drink. That’s why they behave themselves differently, according to a spokesman from the Dutch Food Center.

Red Bull is the most popular and fashionable Energy drink in the world. Red Bull is banned in Norway, Uruguay and Denmark because of health risks listed on its cans, but the company last year sold 3.5 billion cans in 143 countries. One can contains 80 mg of caffeine, around the same as a normal cup of brewed coffee.

The Austria-based company, whose marketing says “Red Bull gives you wings”, sponsors Formula 1 race cars and extreme sport events around the world, but warns consumers not to drink more than two cans a day.

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