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The logical next step for Element Wednesdays?

R4V4G3D_SKU11S

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http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2538295

Experts Condemn New Craze for 'Snorting' Alcohol

By Sarah Cade, PA News


A new craze for inhaling alcohol was today attacked by medical experts as a potential danger that could cause brain damage.

Drinks including vodka and absinthe can be “snorted” into the nose or inhaled into the mouth through a tube using a new device known as an Alcohol Without Liquid (AWOL) vaporiser.

Scientists estimate that the effects of the alcohol can be felt much quicker as it is directly absorbed through blood vessels in the nose or lungs – bypassing the stomach and liver.

Bristol bar Il Bordello became the first venue to offer its customers the device last week and owner Liz Lewitt said it had proved a hit with drinkers.

The inventor of the Awol machine, Dominic Simler, claims this method of consuming alcohol reduces the effects of a hangover and is calorie-free.

But alcohol experts described the device as “diabolical” and warned that inhaling alcohol could cause serious brain damage.

Professor Oliver James, head of clinical medical sciences at Newcastle University, said: “By snorting the alcohol it can go directly into the brain without being filtered by the liver.

“What is getting into your brain could be the equivalent of many times more than by drinking it.

“This will not only make you very drunk very quickly but is also likely to increase the risk of direct alcohol damage to the brain. This could do irreversible damage to nerves, lead to swelling and possibly lead to dementia in the long term.”

He added that people may also be able to inhale alcohol for 20 minutes, get drunk, drive and still be able to pass a police breathalyser test as alcohol levels in the blood remained very low.

The Automobile Association said Awol would have to be treated like drugs and be subject to rules making it illegal to drive with impaired abilities.

Andrew Howard, head of road safety at the AA Motoring Trust, said: “The law doesn’t just say you must not be over the legal limit, it says you must not drive when you are impaired.”

Mr Simler, 29, from London, said no one should drive after consuming alcohol but refuted claims that the device posed a danger to health.

“There is a built-in safety device as it takes about one hour to inhale one shot of alcohol. It is hardly something people are going to get very drunk on,” he said.

“It is designed to allow people to enjoy the effects of alcohol mixed with oxygen. It promotes a sense of well being and a mild euphoria. It is a fun new legal way to take alcohol.”

Mr Simler adapted the vaporiser from oxygen machines used for aromatherapy and exercise purposes.

The alcohol vapour is created by pouring a spirit into a diffuser capsule connected to an oxygen pipe. The oxygen bubbles are then passed through the capsule, absorbing the alcohol, before being inhaled through a tube.

Mr Simler estimated that he had sold approximately 50 machines, at £1,500 each, to be used specifically for vaporising alcohol.

Bar owner Ms Lewitt said customers using Awol would get “bored before they got drunk” as the amount of alcohol inhaled was so small.

She said she had been overwhelmed with bookings for the device, which is charged at a rate of £6 a shot.

“It is a novelty. People enjoy passing it around in a group. It takes that burning sensation away from the alcohol allowing customers to enjoy the taste of flavoured alcohol,” Ms Lewitt said.

She added that she had not seen anyone react badly to Awol yet but insisted the bar had a zero tolerance policy to bad behaviour.
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AdRiaN

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How exactly does snorting alcohol reduce the effects of a hangover? I presume you would still get dehydrated from the alcohol in your bloodstream regardless of how it got there, non?
 
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that 420 guy

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Originally posted by SJN
snorting vodka is perhaps the most painful thing in the world....bar none.....
yes. pain! pain! pain! i don't even know how i got talked into it either (curse you evil dynovac! curse you and your stoopid ass!). boyz are dumb.

if they can vaporize weed, i'm surprised it took em this long to vaporize alcohol. lookin forward to inhalin booze.

- that stoopid guy :cool:
 

Liquidity

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Originally posted by AdRiaN
How exactly does snorting alcohol reduce the effects of a hangover? I presume you would still get dehydrated from the alcohol in your bloodstream regardless of how it got there, non?
hmmm... just speculating here, but... if the effects hit you faster, then you're less likely to overindulge... ?
 
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PosTMOd

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Originally posted by Liquidity
hmmm... just speculating here, but... if the effects hit you faster, then you're less likely to overindulge... ?
Quite the opposite, I suspect.

Ever notice how the people who do shooters, i.e. get alcohol quicker, tend to overindulge?
 

Liquidity

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Originally posted by PosTMOd
Quite the opposite, I suspect.

Ever notice how the people who do shooters, i.e. get alcohol quicker, tend to overindulge?
true, and they're just the kind of people who would be into this inhaling stuff...

i couldn't think of any other explanation, though...
 
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chipotle

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Re: Re: The logical next step for Element Wednesdays?

I find it funny 'cause I could see Chubbs venturing into the fun... and getting drunker and drunkerer!
 

Ditto Much

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take a closet

take five of your friends

sit in closet

turn on ultrasonic humidifier

put micky of vodka in humidifer

breath deeply

don't smoke
 

Poot

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Personally, I find it more effecient to roll up a crisp fifty and stick it in my vodka soda.


Is this for real?!
 

Evil Dynovac

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This is old news! My brother in law turned me on to this around four years ago. A russian buddy turned him on to it a while back. If you're looking to get liquored it can be fun.

Take the bottle cap from your 26 or 40 oncer of vodka. Fill the cap with said vodka. Hold one nostril shut and hold the cap under the other. A quick snoot and voila!

I imagine it's maybe what a stroke is like. I can only describe it as an orgasm of pain. Sharp, stabbing, burning, world consuming pain... for three seconds. Then some kind of endorphin kicks in and the world becomes somewhat fuzzy. Your friends will be laughing at you because you've been flailing around, doubled over, and cursing some.

A minute later the pain is a distant memory and you've got one hell of a buzz going. If you've got the balls you then do the other nostril.

If you're at a drunk and rambunctious event it can be great fun. A total bachlor party type event. It only works with vodka as I know. I haven't tried absenthe but other stuff (gin, rye, scotch) doesn't work at all. You get nothing.

I am always ready to do a round or two of this at a house party.
 
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