Long Island ponders making energy drinks a controlled substance12/1/2012
Long Island is considering imposing a drinking age on energy drinks, enraging hyper-caffeinated kids under 19. "It's not like we are going to OD on an energy drink," high school senior Courtney Perera said, we assume over the sound of her teeth chattering. But with recent deaths possibly linked to 5-hour Energy, maybe little growing bodies don’t need a rush of caffeine and taurine and sugar? A spokesman for energy drinks decried such measures as a "slippery slope," saying to be consistent the state would also have to card young adults before selling coffee and tea. (Um, BTW, that’s 13 deaths allegedly tied to energy drinks and zero to coffee and tea, if anyone's counting.) [Source]
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