Maryland Poised To Outlaw Vaportini

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.

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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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