A new product that delivers as much caffeine as a large cup of coffee, simply be breathing into a tube, has some politicians and health care providers concerned.
From the Associated Press: "The product, called AeroShot, went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, and is also available in France. A single unit costs $2.99 at convenience, mom-and-pop, liquor and online stores. ... Biomedical engineering professor David Edwards said AeroShot is safe and does not contain common additives, like taurine, used to amplify the caffeine effect in common energy drinks. Each grey-and-yellow plastic canister contains 100 milligrams of caffeine powder, about the amount in a large cup of coffee, plus B vitamins."
And from the New York Daily News: "But Sen. Charles Schumer is worried that the product, which Edwards developed with a French company, could fuel club kids to party until they drop dead. Fearing it could become another Four Loko, the caffeinated alcohol drink the State Liquor Authority removed from shelves last year, Schumer has asked the FDA to test AeroShot to ensure its safety.