New York’s governor has passed a legislation that prohibits the sale of any powdered or crystalline alcohol product in the state after consumers voiced their concerns.

Dubbed, ‘Palcohol,’ marketed by the Arizona-based Lipsmark, it has already been prohibited in states including Louisiana, South Carolina, and Vermont.

The product sold in small bags can be made into alcoholic drinks by mixing in water. Due to its easy portability, the product had raised concerns among adults about the misuse of the product among underage youths.

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

A recent poll by the University of Michigan had revealed that about 90% of adults are concerned about the misuse of the product among children and youngsters and around 60% favour a complete ban in their states.

Senator Joseph Griffo, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate said: "For every substance or drug that has been abused by people in our communities, we often look back and ask ourselves if there is anything we could have done differently to prevent a wave of addiction from reaching the point of no return.

"By now making it illegal to sell powdered alcohol in the state of New York, this law signed today gives us that rare proactive opportunity to avoid exposing our most vulnerable to one more substance that could have a detrimental impact on their lives.

"We are all well aware of the unfortunate price that is paid when our children and our communities are gripped by substance abuse and addiction – promising lives are shattered, stable homes are turned upside down, and neighborhoods are left searching for solutions. So with that risk, there is absolutely no need whatsoever to introduce another form of alcohol that could only make it easier for minors to abuse."