States Consider Banning Alcoholic Energy Drinks

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States Consider Banning Alcoholic Energy Drinks
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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 9:02am

These drink specifically target the young drinker. IMO it's unethical to encourage alcohol use in this manner.

 


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Registered: 10-08-2010
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 10:10am

Probably a great idea to ban these drinks.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 10:38am

I agree. I can't imagine the physical effect from a bottle of wine plus a mega amount of caffeine. I get shakey on more than two cups of coffee, on an empty stomach, in the morning.

 


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Registered: 03-09-2001
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 2:06pm

:smileysurprised: WOW! I've never even heard of Four Loko! And I thought Red Bull was just a hyped and heavy caffeine non-alcoholic drink...had no idea it was being drunk *with* alcohol for a better "kick." What will they think of next to get high?



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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 2:32pm
If someone wants to buy an energy drink & alcohol separately...fine. However, mixing high caffeine & high alcohol levels in one can & selling it? Nope. Just because both, independently, are legal, doesn't mean that they should be legal 'combined' in one product. Washington state is looking at outlawing these types of drinks after the near fatal incident at one of our colleges. I support that.

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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 2:52pm



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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 11-09-2010 - 4:59pm
Actually, if I remember correctly, Idaho's legal drinking age is 19....??

As for the ban...if they want to buy it separately, so be it. They can better control the proportions. However, the premixed variety can be misleading & apparently toxic.

 nwtreehugger  

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Tue, 11-09-2010 - 5:06pm
nwtreehugger wrote:
Actually, if I remember correctly, Idaho's legal drinking age is 19....??

As for the ban...if they want to buy it separately, so be it. They can better control the proportions. However, the premixed variety can be misleading & apparently toxic.
It's 21 in all states.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 9:25am

"I don't like the idea of banning things that are *legal.* Other alcoholic beverages are not banned, and if these college students are over 21, how can they decide to ban those of age from buying or combining in a bar?"

I hear your argument but this product is specifically targeted to younger consumers.... Fruit flavours, colourful cans, so called 'energy' drink, one can having the same effect as a bottle of wine, plus caffeine equal to a six pack of soda. These drinks are harmful.

 


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Registered: 04-23-2005
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 11:21am

When we bowl in my league that starts at 10pm at night< I've had one of these. Had a sparks back in their day toto. They aren't that fruity tasting. A thirst has to be driving their use. Kids don't choose this as a preferred drink anymore then they chose Boones Farm in the 70's for more then a low cost way to get a buzz.

I prefer as a country we do not try to govern by outlawing legal products. I think this is more a case of parental/societal education.

The key to any alcohol consumption is moderation. I drink coffee so maybe I don't feel the caffeine level ... Have to say it was not a speed ball like reaction!

Will the banning of this product reduce alcohol abuse on campus? How does this stopping four loko stop the same folks from taking an energy drink and mixing it vodka or rum?

Did you hear how Duke is trying to stop tailgating now that an underage teen was found in a port a potty before their football game?

Duke's tailgating guidelines "limit" student groups to 30 cases of beer or nine cases per vehicle, and each person who walks into the area is limited to a six-pack of beer. Anyone who attends must display a "DukeCard," and each Duke student is permitted one guest. It's unclear if there is any check whatsoever for underage drinkers.

Do you see 9 nine cases (216 beers) for 5-6 people as moderation? Even a student walking with 6 is not what I would call as moderate.

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Wed, 11-10-2010 - 11:55am

I'm on the fence on this one too. (Not in a great mood today.)



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