Inhaling alcohol vapors - photo credit vaportini.comThanks to the Internet and its unmatched ability to spread information, ‘smoking’ alcohol is a new and burgeoning problem that may have serious and unintended consequences.

In the latest effort to “have one’s cake and eat it too,” a growing number of would-be drinkers have turned to “inhaling” the vapors of alcohol in an effort to help avoid the calories of consuming alcoholic beverages, while still wishing to enjoy their effects.

Individuals have learned to vaporize alcohol with either dry ice or a specially made glass device and are inhaling these alcoholic vapors in an effort to get drunk faster.

A young man named Broderick Allen made headlines recently when he claimed that smoking alcohol helped him to lose weight. He went on to explain that he first researched the effects of smoking alcohol on the lungs and found that there had been no studies which reported any results — positive or negative. As a matter of fact, there have been few, if any studies at all on what effect alcoholic vapors have on the lungs.

Experts say that regardless of the lack of official studies, smoking alcohol can still be dangerous. For starters, it isn’t the only alternative method to ingesting alcohol. In the past, people have found ways to absorb liquor through their eyeballs and have even resorted to alcoholic enemas.

While there is still no evidence, yet, that smoking alcohol is bad for your lungs, it begs to be said that it hits your body differently than the classic method of ingesting drinks.

When the alcoholic vapor enters the lungs, it is able to enter the bloodstream much, much quicker and often results in individuals getting drunk on much less alcohol than they normally would.

As a result, inhaling alcoholic vapors is much more likely to result in accidental alcohol poisoning, and will undoubtedly end up in many more DUI arrests.

Robin Sandoval
Robin Sandoval is a California Licensed Bail Bondsman and owner of SCV Bail Bonds. Robin writes blogs and articles to help increase community awareness of the bail industry. If you have questions or want to suggest a topic, email, visit or call 661-299-2245.
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