Is It Safe to ‘Smoke’ Alcohol

Is it safe to smoke alcohol?

Inhalation of alcohol vapors is not only harmful but also very dangerous. Smoking is one of the most common ways of consuming alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine. There are many different types of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other tobacco products available today. Cigarettes contain various amounts of nicotine which causes addiction among smokers. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug that causes dependence and withdrawal symptoms when someone stops using it completely.

Alcoholic beverages are often consumed in small quantities over time. A drink contains approximately 5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Some drinks have higher concentrations of alcohol, while others may contain up to 40%.

These high concentration alcoholic beverages can lead to excessive drinking. Drinking too much alcohol can result in health problems such as liver damage, heart disease and even death.

The effects of alcohol consumption can vary depending on the person’s age, gender, weight and physical condition. If you drink too much alcohol, your body will begin to break down the alcohol into toxic substances. These toxins may include carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN).

Carbon monoxide is a colorless gas that can cause unconsciousness if breathed in large enough quantities. Nitrogen oxide causes coughing up blood when inhaled. Hydrogen cyanide leads to loss of consciousness followed by death. People who drink too much alcohol might also experience respiratory failure, coma and even death.

Is it safe to inhale rubbing alcohol?

Inhalation of rubbing alcohol can be extremely harmful and might lead to death. Rubbing alcohol is a type of denatured alcohol that has dangerous side effects if inhaled in large quantities.

Sources & references used in this article:

Smoke, alcohol and drug addiction and male fertility by A Sansone, C Di Dato, C de Angelis, D Menafra… – Reproductive biology …, 2018 – Springer

Smoke, alcohol consumption and illicit drug use in an Italian population of pregnant women by M De Santis, C De Luca, I Mappa, T Quattrocchi… – European Journal of …, 2011 – Elsevier

SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: updated 2016 recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment by Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – Pediatrics, 2016 – Am Acad Pediatrics

SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: expansion of recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment by Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – 2011 – Am Acad Pediatrics

SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths: evidence base for 2016 updated recommendations for a safe infant sleeping environment by RY Moon… – Pediatrics, 2016 – Am Acad Pediatrics

Maternal alcohol consumption and birth weight: How much drinking during pregnancy is safe? by JL Mills, BI Graubard, EE Harley, GG Rhoads… – Jama, 1984 – jamanetwork.com

Alcohol and drug use during sexual activity and compliance with safe sex guidelines for AIDS: The AIDS behavioral research project by R Stall, L McKusick, J Wiley… – Health Education …, 1986 – journals.sagepub.com

… drug-using women stop taking ecstasy (3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) and reduce alcohol consumption, but continue to smoke tobacco and cannabis … by DG Moore, JD Turner, AC Parrott… – Journal of …, 2010 – journals.sagepub.com