Move Over Everything Else Ever, A Device That Allows You to Inhale Alcohol is Now For Sale in the US
What that feminine-looking, mock-neck-wearing gentleman above is using is called the Vaportini and you can buy it for just $35 online. That's a price point for just about everyone, and a whole $215 less than AWOL, a similar device that has been outlawed in many states.
According to the Daily Mail:
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.
Normally, when a drink is taken, alcohol is absorbed 10 percent through the stomach and 85 percent in the small intestine.
The presence of food slows this process further, but when alcohol is inhaled, however, alcohol enters the lungs and goes directly into the bloodstream, causing a much more rapid and stronger buzz.
The danger of vaporized alcohol entering the bloodstream directly as opposed to the digestive system means that protective impulses – such as vomiting – are bypassed.
In fact, it is the swift infusion of alcohol to the brain that makes inhalation more addictive than regular drinking according to scientists.
Of course, I'm not going to buy one of these things because I cannot be trusted with deadly shit, but if the good folks at Vaportini would like to send one our way for the rest of the team to try email email@example.com.