N.J. Lawmaker Wants Energy Drink Ban

By skeptoid · Apr 15, 2008 · ·
  1. skeptoid
    Courier Post Online
    Associated Press
    April 14, 2008


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  1. Paracelsus
    This idiot shuld compare the concentrations of caffeine in common energy drinks with those in coffee. Most energy drinks have less of it than coffee.

    It would be interesting to see what substitutes the industry will use if this ban would come into effect. Caffeine analogs (other xanthine derivatives) sound like a viable solution.
  2. skeptoid
    My stuffed beaver Wally was wondering that if the bill was worded in a certain way, would people under 18 be banned from Starbucks and other coffeeshops.

    Another reason to avoid New Jersey: you get carded at the bar AND at Starbucks.

    Imagine that.
  3. fnord
    One in a long line of silly bans....

    While energy drinks are for the most part uneffective, unhealthy and a waste of money theres no more caffine(even as much as half!) in a can of redbull then there is in a specility cup of coffee,i dont see this ever becoming a law, at least not without some moronic judgment skills involved in the lawmaking process,oh wait....
  4. allyourbase
    interesting note, redbull is named so because the primary flavoring agent taurine was first extracted from bull vomit. my those vomit flavoured drinks are refreshing arent they? Im convinced these probably shouldnt be sold to young children, but more convinced that a complete ban would harm many adult citizens and has no justifiable contention behind it. this NJ lawmaker shouldnt remain so.
  5. skeptoid
    This article is a bit older, but discusses more specifically some of the ideas as to how such legislation would be designed and to some of the arguments that are developing.

    Kentucky Bill Would Ban Energy Drink Sales to Minors
    Jan. 30, 2008

  6. Alfa
    Please substantiate this.
  7. fnord
    Hope this helps!
  8. Senor Gribson
    i wonder if starbucks had anything to do with the proposed legislation...
  9. Hyperspaceblastoff
    theres no way its gonna get passed
    energy drink corps are so loaded they can easily bribe any1 just like the tabacco industry and pharm indus.
  10. soma
    Well fuck, lets go ahead and ban coffee, tea, and coca-cola as well. Its the scourge of the earth, that caffeine. Forget the fact our country is killing thousands overseas, that we are dependent on foreign oil, our economy sucks, and the dollar is becoming worthless. Nah, no worries. Just ban the caffeine, man!
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