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Four Loko Trend Hits UCF

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The new party favor found at universities across the country has made multiple appearances at the University of Central Florida. “Four Loko” and other caffeinated alcoholic beverages are popular because of their high alcohol content and cheap price. Several UCF students in possession of Four Loko recently received citations for underage drinking. Others have also received counseling at the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programming Center because of the beverage. According to the director of the center Tom Hall, caffeinated alcoholic drinks haven’t posed any larger of an issue than other substances at UCF. Controversy exists because of the alleged, adverse health effects the drinks can have on young people. “Four Loko” was specifically targeted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because of its caffeine and alcohol content is even higher than its competitors. With some states banning the product, the FDA is currently working with drink manufacturers to make their products safer on the market.

At this time the State of Florida hasn’t banned Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks.


Written by ArthurVolpe

November 30, 2010 at 1:54 am

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