Vaportini: the fad that can just kill ya…

And in case you ever thought to yourself that sucking down alcohol just wasn’t getting you drunk fast enough, how about we just get you to breath alcohol straight into your lungs and flash it into your bloodstream directly?

Doctors are growing concerned over a new, potentially dangerous way young people are consuming alcohol: smoking it.

On YouTube, videos posted by young people show them inhaling wispy vapor swirls coming out of their drink bottles. Unlike drinking alcohol, where the liquid is metabolized through one’s liver, inhaling alcoholic vapors sends ethanol straight to the lungs, the blood stream and ultimately, the brain.

“Do not try this. This is extremely dangerous,” said Dr. Robert Glatter, emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital.

OK, I’m not a doctor and I don’t even play one on TV but… hey, Doc – no shit! Even someone with a high school education in biology should know that this is just screaming for you to die horribly from alcohol poisoning or lung shutdown or… well, just pick your favorite gruesome, self-inflicted manner of death. This is just playing virtual Russian roulette with your life, kids. Don’t.

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