Schumer seeks ban on bath salts used as drugs

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is proposing a ban on bath salts for fear they're being used as recreational drugs.

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that Schumer will announce legislation to ban bath salts, which are sometimes snorted for an effect like cocaine or amphetamines.

The bath salts "contain ingredients that are nothing more than legally sanctioned narcotics," Schumer told the AP.

The New York senator has been active in combating drug use. He took a leadership role in pursuing a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on the caffeine-and-alcohol drink Four Loko late last year, for instance.