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NH Liquor Commission issues 4 Loko warning

November 18, 2010

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CONCORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Liquor Commission says caffeinated alcohol drinks are not approved for sale in the state and won't be anytime soon.

Liquor Commissioner Joe Mollica warns parents that University of New Hampshire students are buying Four Loko and other brand drinks in Massachusetts and bringing them back to campus.

The FDA announced Wednesday that caffeine-infused alcohol drinks are illegal and should be removed from shelves nationwide. The beverages -- called "blackout in a can" by many students -- contain a volatile mix of caffeine and alcohol.

Mollica said the drinks are more dangerous than any drink the commission has seen on the market in many years.

Connecticut liquor distributors have agreed to stop shipments and deliveries of the drinks.