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Makers Of Inhalant Form Of Caffeine Defending Their Product Amid Health Concerns

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By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The makers of an inhalant form of caffeine were defending their product on Monday. It’s called Aeroshot and you can buy it online as it’s not yet sold in area stores. But company officials hope the product will be on shelves around Philadelphia by the end of the year.

“Aeroshot is an energy inhaler,” explained Tom Hadfield, CEO of Breathable Foods. “It’s a mix of B vitamins and about a 100 milligrams of caffeine that you puff into your mouth. It’s about the equivalent of caffeine as a large cup of coffee.”

Hadfield said they are not marketing it to children, but Director of Pediatrics at Thomas of Jefferson University Hospital, Dr. Gary Emmett expressed concerns.

“This is a lot of caffeine that you can get in your body very quickly,” said Emmett. “And if you start to use more then one of them, which people do, we’re really going to be worried about people overdosing.”

“Aeroshot should be used in moderation and it’s not recommended for people under the age of 18,” cautioned Hadfield.”

The FDA will review this product for safety, and Hadfield said Breathable Foods will cooperate fully.

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