Now You Can Inhale Your Caffeine

Plastic canisters containing 100 milligrams of caffeine powder for sale online

Move over, coffee and Red Bull.

A Harvard professor thinks the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube.

AeroShot is available for sale on its website. It went on the market last month in Massachusetts and New York and is also available in France.

Each plastic canister contains 100 milligrams of caffeine powder, about the amount in a large cup of coffee. A single unit costs $2.99 at the online store.

Breathable Foods Inc. said AeroShot is puffed into the mouth -- not the lungs. The blend of caffeine and B vitamins is a fine powder that dissolves in the mouth, the company said.

Critics say the product is not without its risks.

But professor David Edwards says AeroShot is safe and doesn't contain additives used to amplify the caffeine effect in common energy drinks.

However, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Food and Drug Administration to review AeroShot. He said he fears it will be used as a club drug so that young people can drink until they drop.

An FDA spokeswoman declined to comment.

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