Originally posted by Nygdan
Originally posted by Ycon
I personal think this is a very bad idea. Inhaling alcohol like this will cause people to consume more.
It takes a long time to consume the equivalent of one shotglass, much longer than taking a shot. It doesn't result in more alcohol consumed per
[qoute] They say the alcohol goes to your brain faster when inhaling, then it does through an IV.
That doesn't sound right, injecting it directly into your bloodstream can't be significantly
different than absorbing it thru your lungs.
Taking a big enough dose of this may knock you on your buns before you finish it.
You can only pour one shot of a drink into it at a time, from what I understand. I suppose a person could pour grain alcohol and have more than one
usually gets, but again it takes time to consume the vapours.
America already has a big enough problem with alcohol, inhaling it may benefit some people but will mostly cause medical emergencies and accidents for
the younger generation.
Irresponsible drinkers will be irresponsible with or without this thing. I think its a bizzare new thing, but I don't see how its going to make
things worse. Effectively you are bypassing the stomach and using the lungs to absorb the alcohol, so it gets absorbed quicker but this is somewhat
balanced by having it consumed over a shorter period of time. I'd think that you'd get 'drunker' quicker than drinking a similar number of shots,
tho I suspect that you'd be 'drunk' or inebriated for a shorter period of time. The body processes alcohol at a certain rate. Absorbing it thru
the stomach takes time, so your body absorbs it over a longer period of time. This might potentially mean that you are still intaking alcohol at the
end of the night, whereas with this vapour method all the alcohol you'll be having that night is being processed from the begining, more or less.
But such accounting isn't going to make a difference. People will inhale some shots, drink others, and, like I said above, the irresponsible ones
will be irresponsible with or without this. If a person is drinking at all they shouldn't be driving, thats what the problem is, not the method of
[edit on 3-1-2005 by Nygdan]
In the original article it says it goes to your brain faster then with an IV. Thats what makes it dangerous.
This machine is not only going into bars, but is also being sold to individuals. In a bar, the bar tender can cut you off when you've had enough.
Just imagine the college dorm parties, with contests and irresponsible young adults not knowing their limits. I can just see them with a hose
strapped to their face and passed out.
I can see the headlines now "Inhail while you sleep, wake up intoxicated"
The people should be responsible drinkers and most are but many are not. This new way of consuming alcohol will encourage people to have more, inhail
between shots or drinks.
This could be good for some people, inhailing a shot will hit you almost instantly and you will feel the affects before you grab that next shot.