Felix Ortiz, a Brooklyn Assemblyman, announced this afternoon that is currently working on a bill that would ban the sale of inhalable caffeine like Aeroshot to those under the age of 16.
“It is imperative that we cease the sale of this product to those under the age of 16. Young children and teens should not have access to a device that has not been reviewed by the FDA, and that has the potential to pose a real threat to their health,” Mr. Ortiz. “We must act quickly, before this product is abused and hurts the young individuals of our community.”
This is not the first time that Aeroshot has come in the crosshairs of New York lawmakers. For the better part of this year Chuck Schumer has been calling on the F.D.A to regulate it and last week he announced that they would. Mr. Schumer and others have said that they fear that although the drug doesn’t contain alcohol, it is being marketed and used as a party drug.
Nor is this the first time that Mr. Ortiz has taken on unregulated caffeine products.