Alcohol Energy Drinks Ban|
Statement by Governor Kulongoski on Alcohol Energy Drinks Ban
Salem - "Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission did the right thing
to immediately ban the sale of alcoholic energy drinks in Oregon.
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared these drinks to be
unsafe - and I applaud the OLCC for taking the very necessary step of
halting access to these dangerous beverages.
Alcohol addiction and abuse has serious
health, social and economic consequences on our state, our communities and Oregon families. It is
our responsibility to take all actions available to us to help promote
the legal, safe and responsible consumption of alcohol- including
protecting our youth and working to prevent underage drinking entirely.
"Today's leadership by the OLCC is essential to that mission."
Source: News Release