Big Brother Wants to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

Big Brother Wants to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:30 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/13/ca ... index.html

FDA: Caffeinated alcoholic drinks may be illegal

(CNN) -- The Food and Drug Administration has notified about 30 manufacturers of alcoholic beverages containing added caffeine that it intends to take a look at their products.

The question is not only if these products -- such as 24/7 made by Mix Master Beverage Co. and Joose by United Brands Co. -- are safe, but also whether it is even legal to add caffeine to such drinks, the agency says.

In September, 18 attorneys general from states including Connecticut, Utah, California and New York sent a letter to the FDA outlining why they consider such drinks dangerous. They were joined by a number of doctors and scientists who have conducted research on the subject.


So whats next? Start dictating what type of drink the bartender can mix?
Richard S.
 
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Re: Big Brother Wants to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:07 pm

The letter cited several studies that showed stimulants such as caffeine mask the intoxicating effects of alcohol and could lead to increased risk-taking and other alcohol-related problems such as violence, sexual assault, traffic accidents and even suicide.

HA I thought alcohol alone would do that.

Personally, I'm screwed; I miss out on the comaraderie my family enjoys all the time from drinking together. I'm allergic to alcohol, I break out in drunkenness. One's too many and a million's not enough.
I lost my licence to drink, I'm a teetotaller, on the wagon.
Dann757
 

Re: Big Brother Wants to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:12 am

Richard S. wrote:So whats next?

Careful! :shock:

You don't want to know! :|
SMITTY
 
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Re: Big Brother Wants to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:31 am

Nothing surprises me anymore.

It won't be long before we have government run farms, that worked out well under Stalin.

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1839995,00.html
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Re: Big Brother Wants to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

PostBy: topper On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:16 pm

let us abuse ourselves with no intervention
topper
 
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