Senator Schumer Asks FDA To Investigate Caffeine Inhaler
(WIBX) - Senator Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to investigate "Aeroshot," a caffeine inhaler sold in small, lipstick-sized canisters.
The website promoting the product says the small device delivers B vitamins along with one hundred milligrams of caffeine and touts it as the "energy of the future." Senator Schumer says that not only is the inhaler potentially dangerous, but it is another "in the long line of dangerous products to facilitate underage and excessive drinking."
Aeroshots are now being sold in New York and Massachusetts. The Harvard biomedical engineering professor who helped develop the product says that it is safe and does not include the additives found in energy drinks. Senator Schumer has been asking the FDA to investigate the product since December.