The Illinois Beverage Association is striking back after O'Fallon city officials proposed a policy encouraging park-goers not to drink energy drinks. Tim Bramlet, with the IBA, says energy drinks should not be treated like a controlled substance.
The policy suggests those participating in and attending sporting events refrain from high caffeine usage. It also urges them to stop using tobacco, alcohol, performance enhancers and other drugs. Bramlet says energy drinks are safe and should not be lumped together with dangerous substances.
Tim Bramlet, with the IBA. says energy drinks are lower in caffeine than other common drinks.