Alcohol inhalation has
AEDT- February 17, 2004
Inhaling alcohol through a vaporiser is the latest craze to hit the club and
bar scene in the United Kingdom.
It is called AWOL, or Alcohol Without Liquid, and those who sell it say it
can get you drunk 10 times faster than drinking alcohol, but claim it leaves
But it has not been medically tested, and doctors like Michael Smith are
worried that it may cause more brain damage than drinking alcohol.
"It could be a danger in that you're getting a bigger dose than you would
normally quickly," Dr Smith said.
"Therefore people that are not used to it are going to suddenly do very
strange things, if not pass out.
"We don't know that at that strength and at that power it's not going to
knock out brain cells faster than alcohol does over the years."