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There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves hard liquor and dry ice.
People are literally smoking alcohol to get a buzz faster without the calories.
For Broderic Allen, hammering away at dry ice is part of his weight loss solution.
"Once I lost the weight; if you lose the weight, then you want to keep it off. So, I figured I could have my cake and eat it too," he said.
Allen stopped drinking to help him lose 80 pounds.
Now, instead, he smokes his alcohol mixing it with dry ice.
"If you do it too much at one time it kind of, it just kind of overwhelms you," Allen said.
It's overwhelming because it hits hard and fast and Dr. Walter Gaman says that is not safe.
"It goes right through your lungs, hits your bloodstream, and goes right to your brain," he said.
There's no time for it to metabolize in the liver, or be slowed down by food in the digestive track.
Instead, it goes straight to the lungs.
"The dry ice is so cold you're not going to be able to humidify it. It can have a toxic effect on your lungs, not to mention alcohol is not very good in your lungs. Just imagine just pouring alcohol into your lungs. It's just horrible," Dr. Gaman said.
"I am inhaling it. It just looks like I'm drinking it," said Allen.
He says he can still taste the drink and he likes the look.
"I feel like anything in excess is going to be bad for you. I mean, people are going to try to take it and turn into something else it's not," he said.
But Dr. Gaman says one time is too much.
It's way too easy to over-do and overdose.
"You're going to get a heavier load of alcohol faster. It's gonna impair you faster," he said.