Archive for October, 2010

Dangerous Drinks

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Last weekend, Central Washington University students learned first-hand the danger of caffeinated “alcopops,” when several were hospitalized after consuming the beverage Four Loko.  Four Loko, sometimes referred to as “blackout in a can,” contains the alcohol and caffeine equivalent of six beers and two cups of coffee, respectively. It is marketed and purchased for the sole purpose of acute intoxication.

We view products such as Four Loko as unwelcome contributors to the culture of dangerous drinking that is pervasive among young people, both on and off college campuses.

BU Today: 18 vs. 21

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Caleb Daniloff and Colin Berghaus produced a feature story on the drinking age debate for BU Today, and the story was posted online earlier this week.

Daniloff interviewed [CR] President Barrett Seaman and Bill DeJong of the Boston University School of Public Health. When asked about the disconnect between the age of majority and the drinking age, Seaman said, “I think the main problem is the separation of adults from young people precisely at the time of their lives where they’re going to be drinking anyway.”

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