Will Caffeine Inhalers Increase Caffeine Addiction?

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Drinking soda for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up is so last year. There’s no need to gulp down caffeine when you can inhale it. AeroShot has created a caffeine inhaler that holds 100 milligrams of lemon-lime flavored caffeine powder portioned into six puffs.

The Benefits of Inhaling Caffeine

Step aside energy drinks and fancy coffee concoctions, caffeine powder has fewer calories and costs around $3.00 for 100 milligrams of caffeine. The convenient tube is great for tired folks on the go or club hoppers wanting to dance until dawn.

Encouraging Caffeine Abuse

As tempting as this new product from AeroShot sounds, it’s obviously going to make it easier for people to form a caffeine addiction. Abuse, anxiety, heart palpitations, nausea and even overdosing are possible from excessive caffeine consumption, according to Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency medicine physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City who was quoted on CBS NEWS.

Since caffeine isn’t regulated like alcohol, cigarettes or illegal drugs, children can legally take puffs from caffeine inhalers. Should pure forms of caffeine be regulated with an age restriction or prescription? Please share thoughts in the comments below!

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Angela Tague has worked in news writing and photography since 1998. After attaining a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Iowa, Tague's journalism career has led to positions at two daily newspapers and several weeklies in the M

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