Middlebury College bans Red Bull and 5-Hour-Energy from campus because of their 'link to high-risk sex and bad study habits'
Flyers posted in the school cafe warn that energy drinks can cause seizures, and heart and liver damage
'I see it as the equivalent of banning cigarettes,' Dan Detora, the executive director of dining hall services said
Middlebury College has banned the campus sale of energy drinks because they say the beverages are linked to 'high-risk sexual activity' and health problems.
The Vermont school will put the ban on Reb Bull and 5-Hour-Energy in place on March 7 but the college's Wilson cafe has already been posting flyers in attempt to educate students on the potential dangers of energy drinks.
'Energy drink consumption facilitates unhealthy work habits such as prolonged periods of sleeplessness, contributing to a campus culture of stress and unsustainable study habits,' says the flyer, according to NBC News
The ban only applies to on-campus sales so students will still be able to consume the beverages on campus.
Middlebury also said they chose to ban the liquid energy because the drinks increase to the 'culture of stress' at the school and that all-nighters fueled by energy drinks contribute to bad study habits.
According to Red Bull's website, their energy drink contains as much caffeine as an 8 oz cup of coffee. 5-Hour-Energy claims to have the same amount of caffeine as a 12 oz cup.
'I see it as the equivalent of banning cigarettes,' Dan Detora, the executive director of dining hall services, told NBC.
Detora added that the drinks are linked to seizures and poor heart and liver health.
While the school is banning the drink over health concerns, some students are skeptical the ban will make any difference.
Student Arnav Adhikari, 22, who works at the cafe says he doesn't understand why the school is banning drinks and not fried food. He also doesn't see the connection between the drinks and sexual activity.
'There are more important things for them to address,' he told NBC News. 'And what do energy drinks have to do with sexual activity?'
According to a study by the University of Buffalo in 2012, College students who drank energy drinks as a mixer with alcohol were more likely to have casual sex.
There is no correlation between condom use and energy drinks, however, according to Cosmopolitan.com