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New York bans powdered alcohol

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law on Friday to keep 'Palcohol' out

New York today passed a law that bans the sale of powdered alcohol.

"This dangerous product is a public health disaster waiting to happen," Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement after signing the bill into law. "I am proud to sign this legislation that will keep powdered alcohol off the shelves and out of the wrong hands."

A brand of powdered alcohol called "Palcohol" made headlines last year when it was approved for sale in the United States, only to later have that approval called a mistake and revoked, before later being actually approved. The idea, however, has proved more than a little controversial: 21 states have now banned the product, although losing New York may be one of the biggest hits against the company yet.