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    Drunk in a puff of smoke: INHALE alcohol

    Diet-conscious drinkers who want to get drunk without consuming empty calories are turning to a dangerous method that involves pouring alcohol over dry ice so the vapors can be inhaled.
    Broderic Allen from North Texas, who lost 80 pounds by 'smoking' liquor instead of drinking it, explained to Fox5 that he can have his 'cake and eat it.'
    However, doctors warn the technique can have potentially fatal consequences as it sends larger and purer doses of alcohol to the brain by bypassing the liver and other organs.


    Worrying trend: Broderic Allen from North Texas, puts cubes of dry ice in his vodka so he can inhale the vapors and avoid consuming the empty calories - he has lost 80 pounds
    Dr Lawrence Pohl, medical director of the Mission Valley Medical Clinic in San Diego, California, describes it as a 'crazy' fad that 'makes no sense'.


    'The concern is it can go to the bloodstream quickly, to the brain quickly, to the lungs,' he said, highlighting the dangers.
    'It's toxic to the lungs and it could be a real concern and potentially have serious side effects.'
    'It can have a toxic effect . . . Just imagine pouring alcohol in your lungs, it's just horrible'
    Dr Walter Gaman, who practices family medicine in the Texas area, also notes the negative impact on the body.
    'The dry ice is so cold, you're not going to be able to humidify it,' he told KCTV5.
    'It can have a toxic affect on your lungs, not to mention alcohol is not very good in your lungs. Just imagine pouring alcohol in your lungs . . . It's just horrible.'

    Health impact: Doctors warn the technique can have potentially fatal consequences as it sends larger and purer doses of alcohol to the brain by bypassing the liver and other organs
    Research shows that inhaling liquor causes rapid intoxication and impairment and is more likely to lead to substance abuse.
    Addiction expert, Dr Paul Hokemeyer told MailOnline: 'Such extreme measures strongly suggest the presence of a serious substance abuse disorder.
    'In addition to the obvious physical risks this trend presents, it draws into question their judgment and impulse control.'
    Despite the health warnings, Mr Allen said he has no plans to stop using the dry ice method. He says he can still taste the liquor and wants to maintain his slim physique.

    Ignoring advice: Despite the health warnings Mr Allen says that he has no plans to stop inhaling alcohol and likes the fact he can get drunk without the calories
    'I feel like anything in excess is going to be bad for you.' he said. 'People are going to take it and turn into something it's not . . . If you lose the weight you want to keep it off.'
    Backing the trend for 'smoking' alcohol, last December a $35 contraption called the Vaportini, which heats alcohol and allows it to be inhaled, hit the market.
    Invented by Chicago resident Julie Palmer, the simple glass and metal device is offered as a novelty method to consume drinks at the bar she owns in the Windy City, Red Kiva.
    Dr Thomas Greenfield, center director at the National Alcohol Research Center in Emeryville, California, said he was most concerned about young people who might feel pressured into to experimenting with different methods of alcohol consumption.


    Read more: Drunk in a puff of smoke: Worrying new trend sees diet-conscious drinkers INHALE alcohol to avoid empty calories | Mail Online

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    Dry ice. where get ?

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    We used to steal and and slurp air out of adults booze bottles when we were kids. Yes, I turned into an alcoholic.

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    This was being trialled in night clubs int he UK 10 years ago. After the novelty wore off, the machines sat idle. After all, most people drink and have fun, and it is only rarely that people just want to get drunk or need methadone type hits of drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    Dry ice. where get ?




    Use it for take outs

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    wouldnt it work as well, when slowly heating the alcohol in a pot, without boiling it ?

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    ^^ I put some of the Dairy Queen dry ice in my Whisky & soda once and it produced a lovely 'magic potion' smoky effect.... I didn't inhale the vapours though as I didn't realise they contained my alcohol from the whisky.

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    They will be drinking pot next...

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    First I heard of this. I do recall hearing about some bums that inject alcohol. I enjoy imbibing and would miss hoisting my glass. Definitely not for me.

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    Sounds a bit like the "crack" of alcohol.. More suited to fratboy antics than serious professional drinking.

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    I can't see anything going wrong with this.

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    A few years ago the trend was to pour vodka into your eyeballs..... I must be old fashioned, but prefer mine in a glass with tonic water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat
    pour vodka into your eyeballs.
    . get blind drunk.

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    The only time I had heard of this and seen it was on an episode of CSI NY. Pretty strange in my opinion.

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