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12 June 2008 :: 14:06:04 pm 29139

UK Secondary School Bans “Red Bull” Caffeinated Drink

"Red Bull", the high caffeine content drink, popular among Thai long-distance lorry drivers and motor-cycle taxi drivers and often seen as a Yah Bah substitute, has been banned at an English secondary school, after it was discovered that it adversely affected students? behaviour.?
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Ms. Ann Ward, Acting Director of Chatsmore Catholic High Secondary School, West Sussex, UK, stated (June 2008) that “Many students have changed their behaviour for the worse, after drinking “Red Bull”, which has a caffeine content of 80 grams per can, (equivalent to up to 20 cups of coffee, according to some sources). The school decided to ban the sale of such drinks in the school vicinity. “We are concerning that such inappropriate behaviour would be on the increase and would develop into a bigger problem. If the students take the drink outside the school, then it would be pose a problem for their parents,” Ms. Ward said.

Previously, a similar drink by the name of “Kick”, marketed by the Tesco Company, had been banned in 630 UK schools for the same reason.

The manufacturer made an official statement after the “Red Bull” drink was banned in the school that the drink is recommended for a certain age of drinkers only. Apparently, youngsters will react to caffeine quicker than adults and it is for this reason that the company would not recommend “Red Bull” for those highly susceptible to caffeine.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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