Caffiene Two Esssay

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Caffeine is a stimulant that leads to temporary alertness. Its purpose is both clear and highly effective. Caffeine can be found in many different available beverages, such as, coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks of course. Many people do not recognize that caffeine can be toxic at certain dosages, and lead to very serious health risk. Tan-Li Hsu the author of “High on Caffeine: Regulating Energy Drinks” effectively argues the merit of providing warnings for caffeine content on all drink labels that has this highly addictive drug. The demand for the product is increasing all across the United States. Hsu shows the negative influences of caffeine on the everyday life of Americans, especially that of a teenagers. Hsu explains that since the introduction of Red Bull to the American market in 1997 the market has since skyrocketed. Hsu takes up a position alongside Dr. Griffiths and other authors of the John Hopkins study “that energy drink manufacturers should clearly indicate the amount of caffeine on labels and shift marketing efforts away from teenagers.” In this essay, I will evaluate the logic of Tan-Li Hsu’s argument, considering whether the support for her thesis is appropriate, believable and consistent, and complete. While Hsu’s argument is logical and well supported but it lacks a brighter side to caffeine when used in moderation. Hsu’s neglects to consider that the marketing of these caffeine filled drinks are not generally marketed to teenagers but to college students who would need that extra boost to finish a paper or that class project. Hsu provides appropriate support for thesis. Throughout the argument, Hsu cites from six different journals and articles on the subject. The quotes, examples and statistics all support the reasons why Hsu beliefs on the labeling of these energy drinks. In paragraph 2, Hsu provides statistics from “Teens” on the percentage of teenagers that engage in the drinking of energy drinks, which suggest that this thirty-one......
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