NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sen. Charles Schumer is looking to halt the sale of a breathable caffeine product set to hit New York area stores in January.
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AeroShot Pure Energy was created by a Boston man and is currently sold in France.
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According to the senator’s office, the product is not reviewed by the FDA — it apparently skirts regulation by claiming it contains a vitamin supplement.
According to its website, Aeroshot lets the user inhale caffeine in powdered form. It dispenses 100 milligrams of caffeine in a just few puffs. The jolt is equivalent to a large cup of Starbucks coffee.READ MORE: New Jersey Native Jovan Collazo Accused Of Hijacking School Bus At Gunpoint, Holding Elementary School Students Hostage In South Carolina
The product is apparently being marketed to consumers ages 12 and up with the emphasis on helping students stay awake and study.
Schumer wants to prevent the sale until its affects on children and the company’s marketing practices can be reviewed.
“What makes this product really dangerous is how it could affect children and teens if mixed with drinking,” Schumer said.”The truth is, Aeroshot is nothing more than a club drug or a party enhancer.”
He said the product’s website shows a party atmosphere not physics books.MORE NEWS: NYPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Statue Of Polish Hero Father Jerzy Popiełuszko Is Vandalized
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