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04/11/08 - New York

Police Skeptical Of 'Anti-Poleez' Breath Mints

A breath mint marketed by a New York company is raising some eyebrows.

It's called "AntiPoleez" and it claims to take away the bad breath caused by alcohol, tobacco and food. Critics say the product's name and marketing angle could promote alcohol abuse and encourage underage drinking by leading people to believe they can pass a police breath test.

The mints contain a mixture of sweeteners and ammonium chloride. They are sold online and in convenience stores in New York City and around the country.

The Swiss president of the company, RNY Group, says the product helps him conceal his alcohol breath from his girlfriend. He says he likes to drink but his girlfriend is against drinking.

Retired NYPD detective Bill Stanton says the mints are taking "fuzz buster" to the next level.

He says police are professionals and can still know if you' re you've been drinking too much.

Carthryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

Video courtesy of ABC News.

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