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New Bill to Ban Energy Alcohol Drinks

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OLYMPIA, Wash;-- A new bill plans to prohibit the sale of alcohol energy drinks in Washington.

Washington State Liquor Control Board members say that there is a huge problem when alcohol, one of the leading causes of death for teenagers, is disguised as an energy drink.

Recent studies also show that mixing alcohol and caffeine can make you feel less drunk than you actually are, leading to a higher risk of drunk driving and violence.

The bill is up for consideration is this years legislative session.