Vice Squad
Friday, July 23, 2004
 
Better Ban It, Just In Case


Earlier this month Vice Squad noted that the alcohol vaporizer -- which allows one to consume alcohol via inhalation (a long-term desire for many people?) -- had been banned in New South Wales, Australia. But at least the machine had made it to Australia. There is now an attempt to ban the vaporizer in Suffolk County, New York, before the evil device even makes its New York premiere.

According to the linked article, it takes 20 minutes to "inhale" one "vaporized shot" of alcohol, which is less than one-half of a usual shot. Does this sound like a desirable way to consume alcohol? I have a feeling that the proposed ban will largely be a case of painting the lily.

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