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Maryland Poised To Outlaw Vaportini

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The state legislature voted to ban the device that heats up a sphere of alcohol, and then you inhale the vapors. Doctors say this is not proven safe.


Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

If Maryland lawmakers have their way, you will not inhale yourself drunk. The legislature voted to ban the Vaportini, that's the device heats up a sphere of alcohol. You're then supposed to inhale the vapor. Doctors say this has not proven safe. And if the governor signs the bill, Marylanders will have to stick to a regular martini, or a boilermaker, or a shotgunning a beer, a six-pack, straight from the bottle or methods that remain so far perfectly legal.

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