And this week, the New York liquor authority and the state's largest beer distributors agreed to stop selling the drinks, according to the release. Oklahoma, Utah, Michigan, and Washington enacted similar bans on Four Loko after college students had fallen ill or died after drinking it.
For instance, an 18-year-old Long Island resident, Nicole Lynn Celestino, allegedly died in August of cardiac arrest after drinking four cans of Four Loko on top of a diet pill she had taken earlier in the day.
And the family of 20-year-old Jason Keiran of Florida is suing the drink maker over claims that it caused him to behave so erratically that he shot himself.
Quoted that part because that's where I have the problem. It seems they're just banning them because people are irresponsible and do not know how to drink. I don't know why anyone would want to drink four 4lokos in a row, especially after taking a pill. I just have one and I am knocked onto my ass. Just wondering how you all feel about things like this. I also enjoyed this one user's comment on the article.
But.... Even though they are more appealing to a younger crowd, they are an alcoholic beverage and are meant to be consumed by “adults”. It is sad that the two mentioned, and others have died, but, first and foremost, they were NOT of legal age to consume it in the first place. So, should we ban vodka because children may get alcohol poisoning from that? What about anti-freeze? How about Aspirin, you would not prescribe that to a child? But they have “access” to it. Just this morning some middle school students overdosed on Oxycontin. Should we ban that?
And I agree with him fully. It just seems their parents should be teaching them to drink responsibly, teenagers are always going to drink. That's how it's always been. There should be more classes in school and such teaching these kids to do things responsibly and not just binging.
Also, for the lulz, this onion article fits perfectly with this.