Caffeine inhaler sparks controversy
Anna Kooiman reports
- Duration 3:22
- Date Feb 11, 2012
Anna Kooiman reports
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New way to get an extra boost of caffeine.
I don't drink it folks in.
He would not coffee and a -- is here with the on this new -- getting caffeine -- shots what is -- -- -- get from the producers were gonna get to try out just bad but the controversial.
You Kathleen inhaler is called aero -- it has about the same amount of caffeine.
As a couple -- like you have there and it's packaged in a lipstick sized container the Harvard professor who created arrow shot is defending it among criticisms.
That it will come the next club drug similar to mixing potent energy drinks with excessive alcohol.
It's not something you so -- naturally -- really easily mixed with alcohol so I'm.
If anything in my mind here I shot will be less used in a club -- then that -- norm miners -- -- with the.
Doctor David Edwards says his product is intended for athletes travelers and nine to five -- looking for an instant energy boost.
And argues that his packaging contains warnings not to take more than three doses each day.
But critics like New York senator Charles Schumer are concerned inhaling a shot of caffeine can be too easy and fast.
If this were simply something that if you -- tired you take a shot of it.
At your office desk it's one thing but if kids are gonna take 1020 doses while they're at a party and it's gonna make them -- dangerous levels of -- That's another.
Senator -- led the push to -- the highly concentrated caffeine in alcoholic drink -- remember four Loko.
Six weeks ago Schumer asked the Food and Drug Administration to research the product before it is widely on the market here in the United States.
The FDA has not yet responded to the senator but in a statement they said this quote for you here.
We will consider whether a violation of the federal food drug and cosmetic act has occurred and if so whether regulatory action is warranted.
In light of FDA's enforcement priorities and resource is now have health experts you guys say that too much caffeine can cause increased heart rate.
Heart disease nervousness and also dehydration -- -- shot runs about three bucks a -- We -- here in new York and Massachusetts France and also on -- so we're gonna try it.
Not any fun compared to you don't like the Red Bull -- -- -- -- extra large -- god our and I don't.
Changes in our hands right I'm not quite I don't know nothing and I'm off captain -- it.
Our group but can you gotta throw that -- -- and that'll keep anyway from this for days.
Erica so I -- that great partners on the top fasten your seatbelt governor on parents who did the same time three to Latina.
You do it first.
-- -- -- -- Yeah I mean honestly it's still the questions about whether it's safety of me getting this thing guardian for you can get an.
Texas and ask questions about having you know because it's it absorbs so quickly -- the makers of this -- thinking about.
Expanding in doing it for vitamins as well so maybe you'll try it out -- I.
How -- you.
That same amount as caffeine.
Now they have a line has flatly it's line for insists it's -- -- obviously.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah yeah yeah I believe it.
Coffee intravenously in -- -- is the new way to do it I guess the way to avoid district of cup of coffee.
I don't know what you have -- unions -- that I had to -- and author wrote off the rounds but I'm thanks and a.