This is for sure not a technology post, but I believe it’s important.
For most of you this is not a reality yet as the kids your might be dealing with are hopefully too young to be drinking alcohol. They can certainly get energy drinks and this should also be limited and controlled. Habits started today will continue when they can drink alcohol and they will!
I have tried a few energy drinks – just to try… I have heard about Alcoholic Energy Drinks and always thought it was a bad combination. Well the FDA is looking at this currently as there has been a number of deaths due to the consumption of this type of product. This I had not heard about till I read the New York Times article – F.D.A. Expected to Act on Alcoholic Energy Drinks.
This is great news that they are moving forward, though a number of experts believe too slow in doing something about it. Well truly it has to be only the START of the process, I say this because kids will be kids and they will buy the two products and do the mixing themselves. I was at an event a few months ago at a BAR and guess what was served up as an optional mix for your alcohol You guessed it – A ENERGY DRINK – you mix it and drink it!
Stopping the Alcoholic version is not going to solve anything – once again kids will be kids and all we can do is make sure they are aware and hopefully they make the right decisions. I guess we can make it harder to got the product – I would think any store on campus should not be selling Energy Drinks, but again as with everything else – they will get it somewhere.
Education – Education and knowledge is what our kids need!
- The Case Against Banning Four Loko (dailyfinance.com)