The purpose of the article, “Popular Beverages May Pose Problem for Young” is to educate students that are in high school and college. This Article goes over how drinking the alcoholic drink, Four Loko, is very bad for them and is dangerous when they drink an excessive amount of this drink.
This article’s target audience would be those that are still in high school and colleges, those targeted are more likely to be around this alcoholic beverage called, Four Loko. It also is a very sweet and fruity drink so drinking it becomes easier. This drink Four Loko, also has caffeine inside of it so that the person is unaware of them becoming more intoxicated as mentioned in the 6th paragraph.
When reading this article there were three details that were emphasized upon. The first detail was “Witness to effects”, in this sections of the article it told us a first-hand experience from a high school student that was at a party that was hosting this drink Four Loko. He stated that most of the people drinking Four Loko were just like the typical drunk, slurred speech, aggression, fights, and rude behavior. The only difference was that they were getting drunk faster than they realize and because of this they can get alcohol poisoning much more easily.
The second detail that the article went over was “Alcohol Dependency”, because these drinks are sweet, and fruity they are much more likely to start younger kids into early drinking which has been proven that if a person starts drinking before the age of 15, as compared to drinking when at the age of 21, are much more likely to develop a dependency for alcohol.
The third and last detail is “FDA Probe Sought”, during this part of the article it goes over how many attorney generals have wrote letters to the FDA to investigate the legality of selling caffeinated alcoholic drinks and to possible ban the sale of these kinds of drinks as a means to “protect” the youth. Right now this drink is still under investigation.
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