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Have you heard about those four loke alcohol drinks? They are banning them all over because they are so strong and kids like the taste. Do you think drinks over 10 0/0 alcohol should be sold in liquor stores only?


Asked by peace013 at 12:36 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Here's one story

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Phusion Projects Inc. after a Florida man got drunk on Four Loko, a controversial alcoholic energy drink, and shot himself in the head with a pistol.

    so they blame the beverage..the FDA issues a recall/ban


    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:40 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • If you're looking for a yes or no answer, I would say yes, BUT I think alcoholic drinks having this much alcohol should be banned altogether because you know children can still get a hold of them.

    Answer by sparky682 at 1:02 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Four Loko

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:38 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Yea they had something happen to a group of teenagers out here i don't remember the whole story though thats why they want to ban them from gas stations and convenience stores.

    Comment by peace013 (original poster) at 12:44 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • They are NOT being banned. However the company is removing the Caffeine from them. Being a local company it's been a huge story here... The company decided to voluntarily remove the caffeine from the drinks, which will limit them to being sold only where other alcoholic drinks are sold, where before they were able to be sold as "energy drinks."

    Although here, they were never allowed to be sold outside of state run liquor stores or beer distributors because state laws do not allow ANY drinks containing alcohol to be sold outside of such establishments...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:01 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It's just another nanny state action. These drinks have more alcohol that a regular beer. Putting caffeine in or taking it out isn't going to make it more or less likely to cause accidents or death. Shouldn't they just ban alcohol? Don't tell me kids don't drink

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:21 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • They've already been banned in my state. Not because they contain so much alcohol but because they contain so much caffiene and other energy drink ingredients that help you feel a lot less drunk than you actually are. Several college students in my state ended up being hospitalized for serious alcohol poisoning because they drank a ton of them and didn't realize how drunk they were getting (caffiene and other stimulants dull the effect of alcohol, so drinking 3 Four Lokos won't make you feel like you drank the equivalent of 12 beers, but your blood alcohol level will tell another story). That's why they banned them in my state. Now the company that makes them is saying they're going to remove all the caffiene and other energy drink ingredients.

    Answer by jilby at 5:52 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It is unbelieveable that they even MAKE that lethal combination in a drink. It IS dangerous.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:28 PM on Nov. 18, 2010