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(NBC News)   Emergency trips after consuming energy drinks double over the past five years. Andrew Cuomo proposes limiting purchases to 3 packs and drink sizes to 6.78oz. Ban on coozie sales also being considered   (vitals.nbcnews.com) divider line 102
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2013-01-16 01:40:20 PM
FTFA: "More than half of the patients considered in the survey who wound up in the emergency room told doctors they had downed only energy drinks. In 2011, about 42 percent of the cases involved energy drinks in combination with alcohol or drugs, such as the stimulants Adderall or Ritalin."


Teens and young 20-somethings are irresponsible and lack foresight when it comes to recreational usage of prescription drugs and alcohol?
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2013-01-16 02:13:07 PM
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2013-01-16 02:13:13 PM
But if he had a weak heart or suffered from coronary disease and didn't know it, this could have precipitated very bad things

42 percent of the cases involved energy drinks in combination with alcohol or drugs


So if I follow, if you are doing drugs or have heart disease, then drink an energy drink and die, the reason is the energy drink and not the drugs or heart disease. Seems legit.
 
2013-01-16 02:13:21 PM
Many Pilot truck stops have energy drink on tap. You can get a 44 or 64 ozbladder buster full of energy drink for like a buck and change.
 
2013-01-16 02:14:11 PM
Emergency Trip?????


I HAVE to get to the South Pole right away !!!!!
 
2013-01-16 02:17:06 PM
Concerns over energy drinks have intensified following reports last fall of 18 deaths possibly tied to the drinks - including a 14-year-old Maryland girl who died after drinking two large cans of Monster Energy drinks.

Look, if she drank two cans of anything and it killed her, that shiat wouldn't be on the market. She either was chasing those two cans with lines of cocaine, or had some severe health issues.

In any case, refer to the Boobies of this thread.
 
2013-01-16 02:18:21 PM
Raise the age to 21 to purchase High Energy drinks, require a background check, limit the number of purchases to one a day, establish a federal database on these offenders, require a valid ID.
Can't think of anything else.
 
2013-01-16 02:20:20 PM

Oldiron_79: Many Pilot truck stops have energy drink on tap. You can get a 44 or 64 ozbladder buster full of energy drink for like a buck and change.


Do they have Rockstar?
 
2013-01-16 02:22:42 PM
5-hour energy is the only one that 100% delivers on the advertising, no bullshiat. All the others are sugar and caffeine analogues and aren't worth dogshiat.
 
2013-01-16 02:23:17 PM

RoxtarRyan:

In any case, refer to the Boobies


Dude, she was 14
 
2013-01-16 02:27:17 PM

willfullyobscure: 5-hour energy Cocaine is the only one that 100% delivers on the advertising, no bullshiat. All "energy drinks" are sugar and caffeine analogues and aren't worth dogshiat.


FTFY.

/not this discontinued energy drink, mind you
 
2013-01-16 02:31:43 PM

fat boy: Oldiron_79: Many Pilot truck stops have energy drink on tap. You can get a 44 or 64 ozbladder buster full of energy drink for like a buck and change.

Do they have Rockstar?


I know Ive seen Sobe, Amp, and full throttle before, but each stop usually just has 1
 
2013-01-16 02:31:45 PM
I think we should eliminate emergency rooms. If people didn't have such an easy out for their reckless behavior, maybe they would be more temperate in their actions.
 
2013-01-16 02:34:34 PM
I thought clean energy was good for us.
 
2013-01-16 02:34:59 PM
When useless and addictive drinks are outlawed only the useless and addicted will have drinks.

amidoinitrite?
 
2013-01-16 02:36:11 PM
Two senators are calling for the Food and Drug Administration to investigate safety concerns about energy drinks and their ingredients.

How about re-instating educational budgets and teaching students how to read labels, and understand basic human physiology?
Too much?
I went to public schools, I can read labels and I understand basic human physiology.  I could do all of that AND read a newspaper by the 8th grade.  Granted papers are on their way out but how about reading a EULA or a software manual.  Still too much?
Then they're on their own I guess.  We'll be supporting them forever.  Great, can't wait . . .
 
2013-01-16 02:38:09 PM
My niece rolls her eyes at me when I cringe as she pops the top on her 3rd, 4th, or 5th energy drink in a row.  Mmmmmm..... diabetes in a can....
 
2013-01-16 02:42:52 PM

lennavan: But if he had a weak heart or suffered from coronary disease and didn't know it, this could have precipitated very bad things

42 percent of the cases involved energy drinks in combination with alcohol or drugs

So if I follow, if you are doing drugs or have heart disease, then drink an energy drink and die, the reason is the energy drink and not the drugs or heart disease. Seems legit.


Spoons made me fat?
 
2013-01-16 02:46:31 PM

penthesilea: My niece rolls her eyes at me when I cringe as she pops the top on her 3rd, 4th, or 5th energy drink in a row.  Mmmmmm..... diabetes in a can....


How can people do this? I'm a big dude, and a 12-oz can is like a triple-shot to me, but chain-drinking 3, 4, 5 20-oz cans of ANYTHING would make me ill or give me cancer or whatever.

Seriously. Don't drink more Monster in a day than you would Coke. Or water.

// is there an ingredient that makes you thirstier, or something addictive in there?
// something that would explain the need to drink 50-60 oz of fluid in an hour?
 
2013-01-16 02:59:56 PM
Its Like Drinking Ten Lightnings!

www.ifc.com
 
2013-01-16 03:02:32 PM
Quick, there aren't enough laws -- we need more laws! Won't somebody please ban something?! For the childrens!
 
2013-01-16 03:02:48 PM
They can have my Monster when they pry it from my cold, dead, shaky hands!!
 
2013-01-16 03:02:57 PM
I think we should be regulated in everything we do in this life, because like you, I am far too stupid to decide what to do and what not to do.
 
2013-01-16 03:05:23 PM
We can't let stupid people DIE! Then who would vote for us?!?!
 
2013-01-16 03:05:33 PM
This is why I stick to choosing among 13 flavors of diabetic friendly ones from a company not Redbull etc. zero sugar, and I get to have rootbeer, cherry cola, lemon, orange, and several Etcetera .

1 a day that is.

I used to drink three times the caffeine from 3 cans of Mountain Dew code red spread out through a day. The energy drinks I use equal 1 cup of coffee per can. Which doesn't do crap without the vitamins that provide the energy. Forget sugar. I get enough of it when I decide to make a good ol' fashioned southern sweet tea
 
2013-01-16 03:06:17 PM

penthesilea: Mmmmmm..... diabetes in a can....

i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-16 03:08:36 PM
For all the energy drink lovers: Do you exercise regularly?

Just wondering.
 
2013-01-16 03:12:15 PM
I think you mean Bloomberg. Cuomo isn't the portion-Nazi.
 
2013-01-16 03:12:15 PM

grinding_journalist: For all the energy drink lovers: Do you exercise regularly?

Just wondering.


You should see the stimulants and worse bodybuilders take.

/look up dnp, shudder
 
2013-01-16 03:12:49 PM
grinding_journalist

For all the energy drink lovers: Do you exercise regularly?

Just wondering.


I exercise the same amount that I did when i was drinking Code Reds.

But I get a better health outlook simply because I replaced them.

It should also be noted that the amount of caffeine and sugar my dad used to have to be mobile from his pot of coffee was the equivalent of an energy drink junkie's sick day. When they can only just barely suck down 3 cans of Monster. People switched to energy drinks because coffee didn't really taste that good. Then complain when doctors tell them too much is just as unhealthy.
 
2013-01-16 03:16:22 PM

procopulus-x: I think you mean Bloomberg. Cuomo isn't the portion-Nazi.


ORLY
 
2013-01-16 03:17:24 PM

Dr Dreidel: penthesilea: My niece rolls her eyes at me when I cringe as she pops the top on her 3rd, 4th, or 5th energy drink in a row.  Mmmmmm..... diabetes in a can....

How can people do this? I'm a big dude, and a 12-oz can is like a triple-shot to me, but chain-drinking 3, 4, 5 20-oz cans of ANYTHING would make me ill or give me cancer or whatever.

Seriously. Don't drink more Monster in a day than you would Coke. Or water.

// is there an ingredient that makes you thirstier, or something addictive in there?
// something that would explain the need to drink 50-60 oz of fluid in an hour?


I'm guessing that it's the caffeine.  If she -doesn't- drink the equivalent in caffeine daily  then she gets withdrawal headaches but doesn't really connect the two together.

She's nineteen.  She doesn't eat breakfast so she either grabs a coffee or an energy drink on her way to class.  At best she has a quick snack for lunch with her energy drink.  Then she drinks one or two later in the afternoon at work.  One for the bus ride home.  At some point she eats dinner and then crashes.
 
2013-01-16 03:20:10 PM
Back when I used to work at the clubs if I was beat before the night started I would have a quarter of a can of rockstar (they were free at work) and I would be fine for a few days. a few years ago I worked with a guy that would drink FOUR Monsters a day while he took whatever meds he was on. By noon he was all jittery and weird we called him tweek since he was so much like him.
 
2013-01-16 03:21:29 PM
grinding_journalist

For all the energy drink lovers: Do you exercise regularly?

Just wondering.


Of course.. I should've realized you meant "do you drink it right before exercising". No. The energy drink is my "Oh hell, I've got to be on the road to work" boost so that I won't yawn and slam into a light pole.
 
2013-01-16 03:21:39 PM
We MUST register ALL energy drink buyers - Immediately! Won't somebody think of the children?
 
2013-01-16 03:21:49 PM
 
2013-01-16 03:23:10 PM
ah jeez. the ONE time i don't preview.

willfullyobscure: 5-hour energy is the only one that 100% delivers on the advertising, no bullshiat. All the others are sugar and caffeine analogues and aren't worth dogshiat.


QFT
 
2013-01-16 03:27:45 PM
This kind of thing--caffeine-jammed drinks, sugar-jammed drinks--along with everything else--tobacco, alcohol, junk food outlets on every corner (and in every school lunch room), every kind of drug you can name from pot to "legal" barbituates to nuclear crystal meth.  Throw in an ocean of guns and a small but very vocal red-faced minority of people jumping up and down and itching to yank on all of the triggers at once.  While cramming cheeseburgers, 64 oz big gulps, pills and cigarettes into their mouths simultaneously as they scream about their rights.

The world we live in is more and more like a cross between Outland and The Dukes of Hazzard every day, and that's the reality we'll end up.  A cesspool of obese, drugged-out, trigger-happy fiends.

Bring it on.  Bring it on and get it over with.  I'm sick of the whole thing.  Sick of feeble attempts to contain the rot.  Sick of people shrieking about the feeble attempts.

Bring it on.  Liberty.  Freedom.  Yay.

FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP
 
2013-01-16 03:30:48 PM

cwolf20: Of course.. I should've realized you meant "do you drink it right before exercising". No. The energy drink is my "Oh hell, I've got to be on the road to work" boost so that I won't yawn and slam into a light pole.


I should have been clearer.

No, I didn't mean prior to exercise. I meant regularly, cardio or muscle-building, an hour a day (or so.)

I tried getting into coffee when I went to college. I found institution of a regular exercise regimen did more for my energy levels than 2-3 cups of coffee in the AM. (I adjusted my diet as well, but that's another issue.)

Any addict will tell you that adding more drug doesn't resolve the underlying issues, it just blinds you to them. I understand everyone's body chemistry isn't the same, but I cannot be convinced that an adjusted diet and regular exercise won't do more for you, long and short term, than addressing the symptoms (tiredness) with a chemical will. It even helped my mood, in terms of general outlook and stability.

But that's hard, and requires effort. Much easier to drink boiled bean juice and enjoy all of the fun side effects a caffeine addiction brings with it.

/if you "can't function" without a morning cup of coffee, you're just as much an addict as Molly Methhead or Charlie Crackfiend
//have dealt with more than one addiction
 
2013-01-16 03:38:39 PM
Funny how energy drinks have now killed far more people than marijuana..
 
2013-01-16 03:41:04 PM

cig-mkr: Raise the age to 21 to purchase High Energy drinks, require a background check, limit the number of purchases to one a day, establish a federal database on these offenders, require a valid ID.
Can't think of anything else.


But none of them will cut down on ER visits by dumbasses. Therefore, RED BULL FOR TODDLERS!

/Sorry, way too much time in the gun nut thread.
 
2013-01-16 03:41:29 PM

Kibbler: The world we live in is more and more like a cross between Outland and The Dukes of Hazzard every day, and that's the reality we'll end up. A cesspool of obese, drugged-out, trigger-happy fiends.


Yet, paradoxically, in the past we had more rights to access all the things you mention. Back around 1920 you could smoke opium or marijuana or use all the cocaine you pleased before unloading your legal full-auto machine-gun at the range.
 
2013-01-16 03:49:38 PM
first, the coozie cannot be banned. mine's doing just fine. (in fact i think she just winked at you)
but when are we going to have a serious conversation about sleep deprivation? it's becoming common here, where people get in their cars on the expressway for an hour each way.. when i got a DUI dude got me fair: i was lit. but exhaustion is every bit as dangerous. we just don't hear about it, because there's no way to gain political advantage or revenue off of it. a shot of caffeine or B-12 is not the answer. we need to shed the bullshiat in our lives, and, if there is still any way, demand better working hours.


rant, cry, fall asleep.

repeat
 
2013-01-16 03:51:22 PM
I used to drink energy drinks a lot. 2-3 a day of the monster sized cans. Stopped doing it cause it was expensive, and tasted pretty aweful.
I switched to taking a multivitaien every morning and sometimes a cup of coffee in the morning. The multivitamin does more for me then the energy drinks did. And If I really feel like it I'll take a B vitamin complex.

Last time i took energy drinks was 2 5-hour energy's on the 10 hour trip from here to San Diego. It made me feel like crap so I'm not doing that again.
 
2013-01-16 04:07:52 PM

cig-mkr: Raise the age to 21 to purchase High Energy drinks, require a background check, limit the number of purchases to one a day, establish a federal database on these offenders, require a valid ID.
Can't think of anything else.


Oh, there much more we can do: Limit the capacity of a six-pack to two, forbid the carrying of an energy drink within 1000 yards of a school, park, or any other public place where children gather, require a federal license to sell energy drinks, have tab locks so that unauthorized persons can't open energy drinks, require energy drinks be locked in refrigerated safes in homes. If it saves one life, it's worth it.
 
2013-01-16 04:08:22 PM

grinding_journalist: /if you "can't function" without a morning cup of coffee, you're just as much an addict as Molly Methhead or Charlie Crackfiend


Lighten up, Francis.
 
2013-01-16 04:10:47 PM

jjorsett: cig-mkr: Raise the age to 21 to purchase High Energy drinks, require a background check, limit the number of purchases to one a day, establish a federal database on these offenders, require a valid ID.
Can't think of anything else.

Oh, there much more we can do: Limit the capacity of a six-pack to two, forbid the carrying of an energy drink within 1000 yards of a school, park, or any other public place where children gather, require a federal license to sell energy drinks, have tab locks so that unauthorized persons can't open energy drinks, require energy drinks be locked in refrigerated safes in homes. If it saves one life, it's worth it.


And make sure the laws are different in every state and -- if possible -- in every town. That way you're almost guaranteed to f-up if you travel more than a few miles from home.
 
2013-01-16 04:12:54 PM

Kibbler: This kind of thing--caffeine-jammed drinks, sugar-jammed drinks--along with everything else--tobacco, alcohol, junk food outlets on every corner (and in every school lunch room), every kind of drug you can name from pot to "legal" barbituates to nuclear crystal meth.  Throw in an ocean of guns and a small but very vocal red-faced minority of people jumping up and down and itching to yank on all of the triggers at once.  While cramming cheeseburgers, 64 oz big gulps, pills and cigarettes into their mouths simultaneously as they scream about their rights.

The world we live in is more and more like a cross between Outland and The Dukes of Hazzard every day, and that's the reality we'll end up.  A cesspool of obese, drugged-out, trigger-happy fiends.

Bring it on.  Bring it on and get it over with.  I'm sick of the whole thing.  Sick of feeble attempts to contain the rot.  Sick of people shrieking about the feeble attempts.

Bring it on.  Liberty.  Freedom.  Yay.

FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP


And yet crime rates are the lowest in human history, life expectancies keep going up, etc. It is almost as if looking at the most extreme activities reported about the most outrageous of the 7.7 billion humans around doesn't give you a very good idea of what actually is happening to most people.
 
2013-01-16 04:21:43 PM

jshine: Kibbler: The world we live in is more and more like a cross between Outland and The Dukes of Hazzard every day, and that's the reality we'll end up. A cesspool of obese, drugged-out, trigger-happy fiends.

Yet, paradoxically, in the past we had more rights to access all the things you mention. Back around 1920 you could smoke opium or marijuana or use all the cocaine you pleased before unloading your legal full-auto machine-gun at the range.


Yeah, but try getting a beer...
 
2013-01-16 04:23:02 PM

walkerhound: procopulus-x: I think you mean Bloomberg. Cuomo isn't the portion-Nazi.

ORLY


I'm sure I love my guns as much as you love yours, but did I miss the bit where this thread was about assault weapons? ;)
 
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