A new survey shows that the majority of adults in Illinois, U.S. prefers powdered alcohol (Palcohol) to be banned. The survey conducted by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health and the University of Michigan reported that almost all adults agree that powdered alcohol would lead to an increase in alcohol harm among children and youth.
- 90% of adults are concerned that palcohol would be misused by minors.
- 85% believe it will increase the use of alcohol by young people under the legal age for alcohol consumption.
- 81% think it will be too easy for youth to buy the product.
- 60% believe there should be a ban on powdered alcohol.
The survey used a randomly selected group of 1,982 people who were 18 years of age or older. The group was weighted to reflect the Census Bureau’s population figures.
Legislation to ban powdered alcohol was sent to the governor of Illinois in the beginning of June. The Governor has until early August to sign it. If the governor signs the legislation, Illinois will be among more than half a dozen other U.S. Federal States to ban the product since 2014.