College campuses target alcohol-based energy drinks

After a string of hospitalizations, college administrators across the nation and in southwestern Connecticut are taking aim at alcohol-based energy drinks.Connie Cobb, of Westport-based Positive

WESTPORT - After a string of hospitalizations, college administrators across the nation and in southwestern Connecticut are taking aim at alcohol-based energy drinks.

Connie Cobb, of Westport-based Positive Directions, says drinks like Four Loko actually contain the equivalent of 4.7 alcoholic drinks in one 23-ounce can.

Gov. Jodi Rell's Prevention Partnership says it has been working with such agencies as Positive Directions to alert residents and alcohol vendors about the dangers of these products.

Four Loko has responded to the backlash by saying, "making college campuses safe and healthy environments for learning is a goal we share with administrators - even those who have chosen to ban our products."

For an interview with Connie Cobb about the dangers of alcohol-based energy drinks go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable Box and select iO Extra.

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