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Inhaling spirit: a dangerous trend

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Although it is a completely legal activity once you have become of age, smoking alcohol can give severe health damages. One can find on the internet a variety of videos and articles where they show you how to vaporize and inhale alcohol without having to purchase a specific device for the purpose. Where the objective is to vaporize the substance, inhale and feel the effects instantly.

"It's worse than drinking it in its liquid form", says Dr. Alfred Aleguas, at the toxicology department of the general hospital in Tampa, Florida, USA. "When inhaled, the steam goes directly to the lungs, bypassing the stomach, liver, and other organs for metabolism and absorption". In addition, the doctor says that when inhaled, "you have no idea how much amount of alcohol is consumed because of the typical symptoms that advices you have had enough don't occur when smoking". The ethyl gasses can provoke severe respiratory infections and cause malfunction of your lungs.

Another myth about this dangerous activity is that, as consumers, when you inhale alcohol, one can feel the effects of it, but without gaining those extra calories. Dr. Aleguas flatly denies this fact. Because if you consume it, whether you inhale or drink alcohol, like it or not, you're also getting the calories.

A survey in a bar asking guests revealed that even though people had heard about inhaling alcohol, or seen a video on the internet about the subject, they would not be willing to try it. Because of the mere fact that it looks, and is, dangerous and unhealthy. Also, the truth is that the alcohol can be very pleasurable without resorting to unorthodox or harmful techniques to consume it.

You can enjoy your drinks the classic way, as long as it is with responsibility. Because alcoholic beverages such as wine have multiple health benefits as long as it is enjoyed in moderation.

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