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Smoking alcohol: New trend could be dangerous

Smoking alcohol: New trend could be dangerous

By Megan Telles. CREATED Jun 7, 2013

(KTNV) -- People are always coming up with new ways to get drunk faster or easier. The latest is called "smoking" alcohol.

It involves booze and dry ice. Drinkers mix the two together and inhale the vapor.

People who have done it say it works and gets them drunk faster.

Doctors are worried though. They say that the dry ice is so cold that it can lead to throat and lung damage.

It is also dangerous because two much dry ice in an enclosed area could suffocate a person.

It's not just college kids that are doing it. Many adolescents are trying it too.

Also, people who are looking to lose weight are doing it since if they don't actually drink the alcohol, they also don't consume its calories.

Megan Telles

Megan Telles

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Megan Telles is co-host of Valley View Live! and the Social TV journalist for Action News.