What People Are Saying About Powdered Alcohol

The following comments are a sampling of responses sent to Federal and State regulators and legislators in response to Alcohol Justice’s Action Alert calling for a ban on powdered alcohol.

"My son died 12 months ago of an overdose of a combination of alcohol and fentanyl.  For over 11 years he struggled with addiction. He began using alcohol before he was 15. A product like Palcohol makes alcohol even more attractive to youth.  There is no need for a product like this. Liquid alcohol is available legally and is extremely accessible. This products only purpose is to make it easier to use alcohol in situations where it should not be used." Mary N

"I am the Community Mobilizer for the Upper Merion Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow, a coalition which aims to prevent youth drug abuse.  I am quite concerned about the possibility of a new product, Palcohol, wreaking havoc on our community as well as communities across America." Susan S

"As a substance use prevention specialist and registered nurse I have seen the damage done to our youth by the ingestion of legal and illegal substances.  Manufacturers market substances that appeal to young people by creating items that are targeted on hooking new and younger audiences to their products.  There is no good reason to add powdered alcohol to that list." Patricia M

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Federal, State Calls to Ban Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls for Ban on Palcohol
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) calls for an FDA ban on dangerous alcohol products.

The U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), caused alarm in April when it mistakenly approved the label for Palcohol, a powdered alcohol product. Though powdered alcohol is made and used for food processing, its availability for public consumption would create potential for misuse and significant health risks. Lawmakers in several states have responded by proposing or suggesting bills to ban powdered alcohol, or demanding that the alcohol industry not sell it. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) weighed in, calling on the FDA to intervene and ban Palcohol as well as other dangerous alcohol products, stating "This product cannot see the light of day."

Click here to see current proposed state and federal bills concerning dangerous alcohol products.

Take Action--tell the FDA to ban powdered alcohol products here.