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Lebanon Valley College has banned alcoholic energy drinks after a visitor got sick drinking from drinking Four Loko on campus.
I actually agree with the action banning this drink combo., because it's dumb, and dangerous. If you want to mix the two elements yourself, then fine, but selling it en masse as a specific label is beyond idiotic.
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
The real stupidity about this action by the FDA is that both Sparks and Tilt are not mentioned at all. I wonder.... are these owned by MillerCoors and Inbev?
If you answered no, you are stupid and should be banned.
MillerCoors LLC agreed to stop producing and selling caffeinated-alcoholic drinks, under a settlement with more than a dozen state attorneys general. The beer giant had come under fire from the states as well as several consumer-advocacy groups, for allegedly marketing its top-selling Sparks brand so that it appealed to underage consumers. Critics also complained that the drinks raised potential health risks by masking feelings of drunkenness. "Attorneys general from around the country are gravely concerned about premixed alcoholic energy drinks," Maine Attorney General Steve Rowe said in prepared remarks. "They're popular with ...
Originally posted by GTOWarrior
I actually think this is a good idea. Young people cannot discern or control drinking habits as much as an experienced drinker. Therefore, because of the risk of mixing alcohol and caffeine and the effects it has on the body physically, it is in the best interests of the general public. No different than adding coc aine to beer. It is a dangerous combo, and can cause heart problems, and caffeine overdose. As for adding it to other foods, I am not sure of the reason of banning that.