Vermont collegeto ban sale of energy drinks
Middlebury College in Vermont has announced its decision to ban energy drinks in the campus blaming them for unwanted behaviour among students.
The college management will ban sale of energy drinks like Red Bull and 5-Hour ENERGY, in the campus. Officials said that such drinks cause problematic behaviour including "high-risk sexual activity" and alcohol abuse. They also said that these drinks do not fit with the dining service's mission to "nourish" students.
A pamphlet from the college read, "Energy drink consumption facilitates unhealthy work habits such as prolonged periods of sleeplessness, contributing to a campus culture of stress and unsustainable study habits."
The officials also said that the energy drinks also cause students to drive drunk and use other "intoxicating" substances. Some of the students are opposing the decision by the college management. Some said that the management is overstepping its role by banning the drinks on campus.
Dan Detora, Executive Director of Dining Hall Services agrees with the move. He said that it is equivalent to banning of cigarettes and that the drinks have been linked to cardiovascular events, seizures and liver damage. The ban has been approved by the college's Community Council.
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