In April, New York State will begin banning all stores from selling select items over the counter to minors.

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New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed the law back in October, stating that New York State will be the first state in the United States to ban selling over-the-counter weight loss and muscle-building supplements to minors.

If you want to know more about that, you can check out Rob Banks' article below.

New York State Ban Starting In April At Grocery Stores

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Should Montanans Worry About Health Safety?

Since NY is taking the step toward banning these items inside grocery stores and other locations, should Montana and Greg Gianforte step up and follow suit? Are these items safe for anyone to use?

Well, some items are alright. NY is banning just over-the-counter diet pills and muscle-building supplements to minors, though they say that protein powders and drinks are alright to continue being sold to minors.

And, if a store in New York is caught selling to a minor, $500 fine.

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Meanwhile In Montana...

My big question here is... Should we follow suit? The article from New York included data from Harvard stating that...

Some products have been found to include dangerous ingredients linked to serious health risk including stroke, testicular cancer, liver damage, and death. Use of these products also has been linked to increased risk of eating disorders and illicit anabolic steroid use in youth and young adults.

Scary stuff, if the side effects happen. But how often do those things happen? That information was not available. But...

What are your thoughts?

Would you support a ban of this kind? Do your kids use these products? Let us know on App Chat or on Facebook!

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