Smoking Alcohol

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Teenagers from across the country are on YouTube showing off their new way to get high.

It’s called smoking alcohol. It involves using air pumps to create alcohol vapors.

And then you inhale.

Experts say the practice can be deadly.

Dr. Jeffrey Sankoff, who works in the ER at Denver Health, says people smoking alcohol may not realize how much of the drug they’re letting into their system.

“You can actually inhale enough to die without knowing it, as opposed to drinking it where it takes a long time to get that dose,” said Dr. Sankoff.

Drug Counselor Francisco Cordova says he sees a real problem on the horizon.

“It’s a cheap high for the kids,” said Cordova. “They’re always looking for an easy way to get high.”

5 comments

  • uhavenoclu

    No one is an expert unless they have actually experienced it themselves many times. Just like the saying in Vegas. The best dealers are gamblers. Every new"drug" that the medical prefession does not come out with they say is dangerous.
    They want you to get addicted to prescription medication which is why you see all these lawsuit ads for taking medication to help a condition.
    Show me the proof don't just talk for all research and studies never show the proof.
    Never take anything for granted espeically words title and status.

  • MATT

    THIS IS REALLY NOT NEW. INAHALATION OF ALCOHOL VAPORS HAS BEEN AROUND FOR QUITE A WHILE. IF YOU TAKE A FEW MNUTES TO LOOK ON THE INTERNET, (DO YOUR RESEARCH), YOU WOULD FIND THAT THERE IS EVEN A COMPANY IN GREAT BRITAIN THAT HAS BEEN SELLING A DEVICE FOR ALCOHOL VAPORIZING SINCE 2006, AND THAT THE STATE OF NEW YORK WAS LOOKING AT LAWS TO PROHIBIT THE DEVICES. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS NOT HEARD OF SOMETHING DOES NOT MEAN IT IS NEW, OR IT DOES NOT EXIST. IF (AND THIS IS A BIG "IF), THERE IS NO RESEARCH AS TO THE DANGERS, EFFECTS AND TOXICITY OF INHALATION OF ALCOHOL VAPORS. IT IS NOT BECAUSE VAPORIZING IS IS "NEW," IT IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE LOOKING OUT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH ARE TOO LAZY TO LOOK AT WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS. WHAT IS MORE LIKELY IS THAT, THERE IS INFORMATION ON THIS, AND THOSE IN THE MEDIA, WHO SPEND A FEW SECONDS OF AIR TIME ON PRESENTING THE "LATEST" ARE TOO LAZY TO LOOK ANY FURTHER THAN THEIR NOSES. NOT A VERY GOOD JOB DONE BY A FOX AFFILIATE. RUPERT WOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOU.

  • kathy

    I believe the report on Smoking Alcohol..is one that should not have been shown. I, as many, have never heard of this before. It is my opinion, for the teens that did not either, that were SHOWN exactly how to smoke alcohol. Information not need…

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