The powdered alcohol product, known as Palchol, is manufactured by Lipsmark, which claims each serving is the equivalent of one shot of liquor. Marketed as a drink you can make on the go, a user needs only to mix the powder with water and they will have themselves an alcoholic beverage.
States that already have bans in place, according to the article, are:
- South Carolina
- New York
Due to its ability to be concealed, there is little question that powdered alcohol will appeal to young adults and teenagers. Concerns have also been raised regarding powdered alcohol's ability to be used in unintended ways, such as snorting the product; however, Lipsmark argues that snorting powdered alcohol would be painful and impractical, according to the article.
The FDA has not taken any steps to deter the release of powdered alcohol.