Health & Safety Concerns:
1. Marketing and appeal to youth
2. Packets are similar in size and shape to children’s nonalcoholic drink packets
3. Date rape
4. Accidental overdose/ ingestion by small children
5. Ingestion of the product by snorting. If alcohol is inhaled, it is…
- MORE POTENT
- MORE ADDICTIVE
6. Combining multiple packets to make a single drink
7. Mixing powdered alcohol with liquid alcohol
8. Mixing powdered alcohol with energy drinks
9. Powdered Alcohol does not fit the definition of the “standard drink”
10. Concealment by underage drinkers attending events/locations where alcohol is prohibited or already sold (licensed venues)
Already banned in several states, a new poll suggests that support for powdered alcohol - which was legalized this year - is low among adults. A new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health cites concerns that the product may be misused by underage youth. The results from the poll of U.S. adults are below:
60% - were in favor of a total ban of powdered alcohol.
84% - support prohibiting online sales.
85% - agreed that advertising for powdered alcohol should not be allowed on social networking sites, where it might make the product more appealing for young people.
81% - thought that it may be easy for people under 21 to purchase powdered alcohol.
90% - stated concerns that powdered alcohol would be misused by people under the age of 21.
85% - were also worried that powdered alcohol may increase alcohol use among under-21s.
Watch the video with the University of Michigan Medical Director on Powdered Alcohol at www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7A0B8HQAjI.