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Four Loko

November 12, 2010

Four Loko, an alcoholic energy drink, is being banned at colleges across the country, and in the entire state of Michigan.

The drink contains 12% alcohol, roughly the equivalent of 6 beers, and as much caffeine as 2 cups of coffee. (Lest I digress, it also packs 66o calories per serving, and few stop at just one!) The combination is literally lethal, sending 23 students at a Washington area university to the hospital with alcohol poisoning, and a 19-year-old student suffered cardiac arrest as a result of ingesting the drink.

Dubbed “black out in a can” and “liquid crack” by its users, the drink allows for both quick inebriation and the increased energy to party the night away.

Colleges have issued warnings on the beverages, as well as a few which have banned the product on campuses completely.

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