Your Healthy Family

Sep 6, 2013 8:50 AM by Lacey Steele

Your Healthy Family: Doctors concerned about smoking alcohol trend

We've told you before about a dangerous new trend teens are turning to in order to get drunk.

In today's Your Healthy Family, doctors are concerned as information on smoking alcohol spreads quickly.

It's become such a concern, prevention experts are going into schools to warn kids it could kill them.

Young people are turning their dorms and basements into laboratories, all for a quick buzz.

By inhaling alcoholic vapors instead of drinking, it gets in the blood stream and heads straight to the brain faster.

Some think inhaling vapors will avoid a DUI charge, which is not true.

Others think it avoids calories.

"If you inhale the vapors or if I stick a line in you and give you alcohol through your vein, you're still going to get the calories," said Dr. Timothy Daugherty, a toxicologist.

Doctors are hoping parents will talk to their kids about the dangers this presents before this fad gets out of hand.

 

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