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    Wink EU decides to regulate coffee.

    Yesterday, the European Parliament has ratified the CPD (Coffee Products Directive) that will allow member states to regulate coffee, in order to protect EU citizens from the health risks posed by cafeine. From 2016 onwards, only coffee machines that deliver cups of no more than 15cl will be allowed. Furthermore, each cup must contain the exact same amount of cafeine. Any coffee machines that fail to adhere to these strict standards will not be authorised for sale. Coffee may only be sold in pads or cups (Senseo / Nespresso system) and packages of pads may contain no more than 16 pads. Sale of ground coffee or coffee beans will be outlawed. Espresso may no longer be served because it contains too much cafeine, and coffee with added flavours such as mocca, vanilla, cappuccino, frappaccino, etc. will also be banned because they're too attractive to young people. Even though the regulation has been put in place to control cafeine, the rules will also apply to decaf coffee. However, energy drinks containing cafeine as well as tea will still be freely available.

    "Our goal is not to ban coffee," commented an MEP. "Europeans will still be able to drink coffee at their leasure. We're just seeking to regulate coffee for the sake of public health. Europeans will be sure that any cup of coffee they drink adheres to the same strict standards so they can safely continue to enjoy it."

    Sounds outrageous? Well, it would be, if it were true. But this is exactly what the EU has decided to do to electronic cigarettes, that are no more dangerous than coffee!

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    Good one!
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    Thank you Albantar - I needed something to make me laugh after yesterday's EU vote

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    Thank you for the wonderful read, I'm laughing at how ridiculous "banning coffee" sounds, and crying at how well it fits what was done to our PVs.
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    Lol........

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    If coffee is ever just drank by less than 30% of the population............
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    Don't be so fast to laugh guys; look at entry number 29 in this PDF:

    http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/polic...ber2012_en.pdf
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    Posted on my facebook. Got a rant from an ANTZ that caffeine is nowhere close to nicotine in the addictive scale, and that appearantly coffee is okay, due to the general population saying so. On the other hand, i got several of my mothers friends (ages around 50-85) to sign up for EFVI. Success.
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    LOL for the OP

    Quote Originally Posted by FourWinds View Post
    Don't be so fast to laugh guys; look at entry number 29 in this PDF:

    http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/polic...ber2012_en.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauyrio View Post
    Posted on my facebook. Got a rant from an ANTZ that caffeine is nowhere close to nicotine in the addictive scale, and that appearantly coffee is okay, due to the general population saying so. On the other hand, i got several of my mothers friends (ages around 50-85) to sign up for EFVI. Success.
    Well, it is true of course that nicotine is a lot more addictive than cafeine, there's no doubt about that. But that's not the point. It's not the addiction that's in question, it's the health risk. Every time I see a report on vaping, the concluded dangerousness of it seems to decline further. First it was "definitely less dangerous than smoking", then it was "400-1000x less dangerous than smoking", then "no more dangerous than coffee" and recently I've heard "it's less dangerous than our current sugar consumption; it's about as dangerous as eating fruits, vegetables or fish; fruits and vegetables may contain pesticides and fish may contain heavy metals or dangerous bacteria such as salmonella."
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