Should sugary drinks be banned for under-18s?
Too much sugar can cause life-threatening diseases.
Should children be allowed to take this risk? Or is the pleasure from sugary drinks worth it?
Watch this video and consider the question: Should sugary drinks be banned for under-18s?
Controversial issues in science make for great discussion topics. The following video shows students your age expressing a range of opinions about whether or not sugary drinks be banned for under-18s. Get together with your friends and discuss the issue!
Did you know?
A single half-litre bottle of fizzy drink can contain over 15 teaspoonfuls of sugar - more than twice the recommended daily amount.
If you regularly consume too much sugar you increase your risk of obesity, tooth decay and diabetes.
Rates of diabetes are growing: globally by 2030 over half a billion people are expected to have diabetes. That's 10% of the world’s adult population!