Translation: They want to ban competition.
I was at best only vaguely aware of AWOL prior to reading this post, and I couldn't discern any logical reason for a ban on it. So I did some quick googling, and immediately discovered that the manufacturers of liquid alchohol, such as the National Beer Wholesalers Association and Diageo, the world's leading beer, wine and spirits company (owner of brands like Johnny Walker, Smirnoff, Guinness, etc.), hate AWOL. They are trying to stomp out an up-and-coming competitor before it can get established and cuts into their business.
The hypocrisy of liquid alchohol companies complaining about inhaled alchohol on the basis that they want to safeguard the public from alchohol abuse and drunk driving is just staggering [pun intended].
I not an alchohol consumer myself, but I see no problem with other people inhaling it instead of swallowing it. In both cases they just need to avoid driving afterwards until the alchohol level in their bloodstream has declined to a safe threshold.
Not really, the machine still uses alcoholic beverages....you just inhale instead....great for those who want to get drunk but not consume calories.