Majority of Adults Support Bans on Powered Alcohol

Powdered alcohol is a new product approved for sale in the United States in March 2015.  A packet of powdered alcohol, when combined with 6 ounces of water, makes a single serving of an alcoholic drink.  Many states acted quickly to ban this product.

In May 2015, researchers asked adults across the U.S. for their attitudes about potential laws regarding powdered alcohol.  Here’s what they found:

  • 90% of adults are concerned that powdered alcohol will be misused by people under 21
  • 85% are concerned that powdered alcohol will increase use of alcohol for people under 21
  • 81% are concerned that it will be easy for people under 21 to buy powdered alcohol.

North Carolina is among the states that have banned this product:


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