11/21/2012 08:20 EST | Updated 01/21/2013 05:12 EST

N.B. Opposition wants study on energy drinks

FREDERICTON - The growing concern over energy drinks has reached the floor of the New Brunswick legislature.

The opposition Liberals say they want the province to take a closer look at the impact these high-octane beverages are having on young people.

Health critic Donald Arseneault says a provincial study is warranted.

He cites recent reports suggesting a link between the drinks and the deaths of three Canadian teenagers since 2003.

The Liberals tabled a bill earlier this year that would require signs to be posted warning of the risks of consuming energy drinks.

Like most opposition bills, it died on the order paper.