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Utah's Brigham Young University to Sell Caffeinated Drinks

Utah's Brigham Young University to Sell Caffeinated Drinks

Brigham Young University, the largest Mormon college in the United States, has chose to begin selling caffeinated sodas.

Law student George Simmons tells member station KUER that the campus is buzzing about the change.

Highly-caffeinated energy drinks will not be sold on the Provo campus, which is located about 40 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, he added.

The Utah-based Mormon religion directs its almost 16 million worldwide members to avoid alcohol and hot beverages such as coffee and tea as part of an 1833 revelation from Mormon founder Joseph Smith.

The university has an exclusive contract with Coca-Cola.

In the 1950s, the school's dining services decided not to sell caffeinated soft drinks, and that practice held until Thursday.

In 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement clarifying its stance on how caffeinated sodas fit in with the Word of Wisdom and said it "does not mention the use of caffeine".

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Jenkins noted that students have always been free to bring their own caffeine-filled beverages onto campus. The university will also offer caffeinated options at sporting events.

"Over the last several years, we have seen an increase in our customers, our consumer, in requests for caffeinated soft drinks", said Carri Jenkins, spokeswoman for BYU.

Bottled-water consumption in the USA hit 39.3 gallons per capita a year ago, while carbonated soft drinks fell to 38.5 gallons, marking the first time that soda was knocked off the top spot, according to data from industry tracker Beverage Marketing Corp.

While some people believe caffeine is banned in the Mormon religion, that's not the case.

At the time of the church announcement in 2012, Jenkins said the school didn't sell caffeinated drinks because there had not "been a demand for it".

Word of the news spread quickly Thursday morning as BYU students and alumni took to social media.

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