Smoking Alcohol

Posted: July 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Yep, you read right, this is the newest craze. People are actually smoking alcohol. In the quest for a quicker, low-calorie high, people have discovered that you can vaporize and inhale alcohol instead of drinking it. Problem is, it is incredibly dangerous.

This new trend has been popping up across the country. It is being used by people who either want to get drunk without the caloric intake of drinking alcohol or by people who want to feel the impact of the alcohol even faster. People are even going so far as claiming this is a better way of getting drunk, because it isn’t as hard on your liver since your body isn’t digesting the liquor. Good for your liver, bad for your lungs, which get exposed to the alcohol when you breathe it into them.

Sadly, the bigger danger is how quickly you get intoxicated. The inhalation causes a faster but shorter lived high. And since you aren’t drinking the alcohol, it is much harder to determine how much you have had to drink. This means that it is incredibly easy to overdose. Plus, since you are bypassing the stomach and the liver you get a more concentrated version of the alcohol and you miss out on your bodies natural protection measures against alcohol poisoning. All of these factors together, means people are ingesting too much alcohol too quickly and putting themselves at risk.

All in all, this new trend is incredibly dangerous and is picking up speed with our countries youth. It is important to make sure we talk to our kids about the dangers of alcohol, no matter what form you are using it in. And while we are at it, we might want to talk to some adults about this dangerous decision as well!

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