Smoking Alcohol a Growing Trend

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MASON CITY, IA – You don’t have to drink alcohol to be affected by it.

In fact a new trend is to smoke alcohol.

People who do this will pour alcohol over dry ice and inhale it.

Others are making makeshift vaporizers to create an inhalable gas.

Either way, Jay Pedelty a Prevention Specialist at Prairie Ridge, says it increases the risk of addiction, and he hopes the trend doesn’t pick up in our area.

“Alcohol is a beverage if your treat it like a beverage. It’s a drug if you treat it like a drug, and breathing in alcohol vapor is treating it like a drug,” said Pedelty.

Pedelty says North Iowa hasn’t been seeing much of this type of drinking.

In 2004 a device was made just for inhaling alcohol but was later banned in the U.S.

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