• Proposed bill limits caffeine for teens after SC teen dies from energy drink

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. - There is a proposal in South Carolina to ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under 18 years old.

    Parents of a 16-year-old boy who died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event are working with lawmakers to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else, The State reported.

    Those who knowingly violate the law would face a misdemeanor charge and result in at least a $50 fine.

    Last year, Davis Cripe died after officials said he consumed too much caffeine and suffered a cardiac event.

    His family said he had a latte, Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink within two hours before he died.                       

    Medical experts said energy drinks can have as much caffeine as five cups of coffee.

    LINK to The State

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