To the Editor I disagree with Drs Naimi and Mosher’s Viewpoint on powdered alcohol,1 a product the authors have neither seen nor tried. As the creator of Palcohol, I believe it is safer than liquid alcohol and that banning it would do more harm than good.
Powdered alcohol potentially offers advantages across a variety of industries, including medicine, the military, aviation, food science, manufacturing, and recreation, and also reduces the carbon footprint by being much lighter to ship than liquid alcohol.2
Phillips M. Regulation of Powdered Alcohol. JAMA. 2015;314(21):2307. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13091