View Full Version : Getting Drunk Without Drinking

08-24-2004, 10:21 AM
All right this should make W very happy, No more liquor breath!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Aug 19, 2004 7:43 am US/Eastern
(1010 WINS) NEW YORK A new machine allowing bar-hoppers to inhale liquor instead of drinking it is set to debut in New York City night but in Westchester, it faces staunch opposition from County Executive Andrew Spano. Spano is seeking either a local or statewide ban on the Alcohol Without Liquid or AWOL machine. It's a device that mixes vaporized liquor with oxygen to deliver a fine alcoholic mist. To inhale one shot, a customer must breathe the vapors for about 20 minutes, according to an AWOL marketing Web site.

Spano says the machine is a setback to efforts to curb teen drinking and drunken driving.

AWOL is already available in Europe and Asia. It is scheduled to make its first regional appearance tomorrow night at Trust Lounge in Manhattan, where its American distributor, Spirit Partners, is touting it as a low-carb, low-calorie and hangover-free alternative to regular drinking. According to the company's promotional materials, the device delivers a ``euphoric 'high' `` and wards off hangovers by making oxygen part of each shot.

The machine costs about 35-hundred dollars and is being sold to bars and individuals, who are older than 21.

Spirit Partners suggests AWOL be used no more than once an hour and only twice in a 24-hour period to avoid overconsumption. Morse denied AWOL is any more dangerous than regular alcohol consumption.

Spirit Partners said that an AWOL shot produces a nearly immediate buzz by sending alcohol into the bloodstream more quickly than drinking. But the company also said the level of alcohol found in the body after AWOL use is lower than for traditional drinkers.

The controversy has been enough to get AWOL banned in New South Wales, Australia. It also has drawn fire from Suffolk County Legislator Jon Cooper, who has proposed banning the machine on eastern Long Island.

08-24-2004, 11:11 AM
Ok nAz, I don't mean to be rude here, but GET OUTTA MY HEAD!
I was seriously gonna post this (http://www.awolmachine.com/page-2.htm) , I just haven't had time yet. I guess the saying goes...you snooze, you lose. And I am one big loser. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-24-2004, 12:20 PM
ahh but were you gonna also post my cool comment about W loving this new product?

08-24-2004, 12:27 PM
you caught me...I was just gonna post the link. I am by far not as clever as you with the W remarks. But hey, if it's good enough for W it good enough for me. I'm just not sure my lungs can take this and smoking...but I will die trying! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif