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Submission + - One Brand of Alcopop off Shelves - Sparks next? (

lbgator writes: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has succeeded in convincing Anheuser-Busch, Inc. to 'stop producing and marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as Bud Extra and Tilt.' The reports used to score this win include a correlation between caffeinated alcohol and accidents. One goes so far as to postulate that 'caffeine consumption can have adverse health consequences' (with an admission that they have no evidence). Grassroots organizations are looking to turn this victory into a pattern by focusing efforts on Miller Brewing Company and their popular Sparks brand.

Note: the Wake Forest Study also showed Greek societies were significantly more likely to use alcohol 'laced' with caffeine. The report concluded that caffeinated beverages cause an increase in accidents and sexual abuse. I wonder if that is because the study was funded by a Anti-Alcohol group and not an anti-Greek group.

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