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alcopop

A popular term for any of the alternative beverages that were formulated in response to an increase in the US federal wine tax in the early 1990s. The spirits industry responded by moving away from wine coolers to malt-based alcoholic beverages including "hard" lemonades and fruit coolers and drinks.

alcopop

Substance abuse A cider, juice or other beverage which has been commercially 'spiked' with a low amount of alcohol–eg, ±5%; some authorities believe alcopops may lead to future heavier alcohol use. See Alcohol, Wine cooler.
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13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice expressed its appreciation today for baby steps taken by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an order forcing Phusion Projects, LLC to put informational labels on their dangerous, supersized alcopop Four Loko.
The industry has behaved irresponsibly in the production of alcopops.
Dangerous, youth-attractive alcopops, or flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are:
An ASA spokesman said: "As we observe the seasonal crescendo of alcoholic drinks advertising, the alcopops phenomenon shows every sign of fading into the background.
The marketing, packaging, flavoring, and pricing of alcopops is false advertising, meant to trick youth into thinking the products are safe and just cheaper forms of energy drinks
Kids go into 7-Eleven and see alcopops as cheaper liquid refreshment than energy drinks that look and taste the same," stated report co-author, Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director/CEO of Alcohol Justice.
He was bred to stay, not to sprint, which means as he gets old he will do well over longer distances," said the trainer, who began dreaming of Melbourne Cup glory when Alcopop gained a debut win in Adelaide on Melbourne Cup day last year.
Sales of alcopops - also known as flavoured alcoholic drinks (FABs) - more than doubled from pounds 692 m in 1999 to pounds 1.
Researchers also found that 29 percent of sixth-graders, 35 percent of seventh-graders and almost 50 percent of eighth-graders correctly identified at least one of the three alcopop ads they were shown.
A SMALL design company has produced a new alcopop bottle that could stop glass-related injuries in bars and clubs across Merseyside.
However, in sunnier climes, traditional drinks have maintained their dominance, with Spanish alcopop consumption inching up from 0.