Essay On Caffeine

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Daisy Green
Mr. Pohl
College Prep English
28 May 2017
Caffeine Is A Killer Caffeine is the most utilized and popular nervous system stimulant, but it is legal and unregulated all across the world; however, the question is, should it be regulated because of the consequences that come along with it? Caffeine is killing people with how high the consumption rate has gone up; “about 83% of adults drink coffee in the U.S.” (Coffee grinds US for the nation, KAren Fernau). Because of how much people are taking advantage of caffeine to get through their everyday lives, and there are consequences from it, there should be a cutback.
“Ninety percent of people in the world use caffeine in one form or another. In the U.S., 80 percent of adults
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“Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts announced in a news conference Monday. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body, and lack of blood flow affects the brain, heart and other organs” (Teen dies from too much caffeine, Lynch and Goldschmidt, CNN).
When drinking caffeine, people are not feeling terrible about themselves, or thinking they are consuming a drug. But, people do not realize a drug is anything that changes your normal state of mind, and has a psychological effect on your body when consumed. Caffeine gives you increased alertness, a brief burst of energy and most of the time, enlightens one’s mood; therefore, it is a drug and should be used with caution.
Being alert, having energy and being in a better mood sounds fantastic, especially when you are at school and super exhausted, but people do not know about

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the downside to being addicted to caffeine or consuming too much of it. When one is going through withdrawals of not having caffeine, they can get headaches, feel fatigued, drowsy, depressed or irritable; can have a hard time concentrating and they can even have flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and muscle aches.
After looking at the effects of what caffeine does to your body, what if you were also

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