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ARG’s Tom Greenfield Warns About New Device for Inhaling Alcohol As a Vapor
Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs & Mental Health, Women, Youth & Children
Research – Surveillance
Alcohol Research Group
Parents have been warned of the dangers of a simple new device freely available online which heats alcohol and allows it to be inhaled – reportedly giving the user an instant but intense high.
Released in December, the $35 Vaportini acts in a manner similar to a traditional vaporizer, heating and releasing intoxicating vapors which are breathed through a straw after being heated by a candle to 140 Fahreneheit.
Bypassing the digestive system, the Vaportini causes alcohol to be ingested directly to the bloodstream through the lungs, potentially causing dangerous levels of intoxication – especially if abused.
Originally published by Daily Mail
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