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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
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2013-01-16 04:07:52 PM  
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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 02:31:45 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:18:21 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:26:34 PM  
1 vote:

Uchiha_Cycliste: I thought a big part of addiction was also that the substance use interfered with your job, friends or family and that one of those three had expressed concern about your usage. Not simply a chemical dependance, at whatever level.

Maybe I'm getting pedantic here, but you can be addicted to something and not have it affect much of your outside life.  See: functioning alcoholics.  They are "addicted".  They cannot stop.   But it doesn't affect anything besides their health.
2013-01-16 04:12:54 PM  
1 vote:

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.


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 03:49:38 PM  
1 vote:
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.

2013-01-16 02:17:06 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:13:13 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:40:20 PM  
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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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