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BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales

BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales

In general, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a complicated - and often misunderstood - relationship with caffeine.

Perhaps the most interesting comment came from students talking about the economic impact this would have... on the gas stations near campus where they used to get their caffeinated drinks.

In 2012, the Church issued a press release that was explicit: "the Church revelation spelling out health practices ... does not mention the use of caffeine".

Anderson and other underground market customers shared their reactions to Thursday's news on social media, some disclosed bittersweet memories while others pointed out that the ban's end is not that big of a deal for students who took advantage of the connects. Officials said the change is based on student requests, is not financially motivated and does not change the university's exclusive contract with Coca-Cola Co.

"I absolutely love it".

Caffeinated soft drinks will also be sold at sporting events that draw tens of thousands of fans.

It added: "The Church's health guidelines prohibit alcoholic drinks, smoking or chewing of tobacco, and "hot drinks" - taught by Church leaders to refer specifically to tea and coffee", the document reads.

"Members should not use any substance that contains illegal drugs".

"I drank a lot of caffeinated beverages while I was here but none of them was purchased on campus", said Christopher Jones, 34, a visiting BYU history professor and former student. "For heaven's sake, we're not dealing drugs". "Consumer preferences have clearly changed and requests have become much more frequent".

Amber Whiteley said she used to get nasty looks when she brought Mountain Dew to campus when she was a BYU student almost a decade ago. In a Facebook post, Caffeine Corner said, "Sounds like we're still in business".

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