Poll shows majority of adults favor ban on powdered alcohol

Jun 23, 2015

Powdered alcohol was legalized this year and is hitting the marketplace this summer.

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But some states have already banned it. 

Last month, Michigan’s Senate said yes – unanimously – to a ban.

A new poll from the University of Michigan finds a majority of the public is right there with the state senators. 

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The chief fear of many in the poll is that powdered alcohol may be too easy to obtain for people under 21.


·         90% of adults are concerned that powdered alcohol will be misused by people under 21


·         85% are concerned that powdered alcohol will increase use of alcohol for people under 21


·         81% are concerned that it will be easy for people under 21 to buy powdered alcohol 

Dr. Matthew Davis is the director of the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

He joined us today to talk about the results: