The University of New Hampshire is considering a plan to ban energy drinks on their campus in the hopes of becoming the "the healthiest campus community". The health effects of energy drinks have been debated for years. Do you feel it is fair to ban these beverages?
Energy drinks aren't all evil, but they are not created equal. Some have the caffeine equivalent to a cup of coffee, while others may have 4 cups worth in just one can. If you drink these, realize what's going into your body. Many of the products list that their ingredients can have significant health effects, but most of those claims are scientifically unsupported. Beyond the ingredients are the effects energy drinks can have, which include, sleeplessness, irritability, and nervousness. Have you seen or experienced some of these symptoms? Not so pleasant, right?
If energy drinks are mixed with alcohol the effects are not just unpleasant- they are dangerous. Energy drinks can mask the effects of alcohol. This means a person may not know how drunk they actually are, and can seriously hurt themselves or someone else. If you choose to drink, avoid these risky situations and try keeping it decaf- and Stop@Buzzed!