Alcohol Spray

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May 4, 2012:
New alcohol spray offers a quick, transient buzz.

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Low ETOH content:

The very small amount of alcohol delivered means that alcohol sprays may not even be good as an antiseptic.

How soon will you see the Alcohol Spray

European invention has high price point, may spawn imitators

An alcohol spray from European inventors Phillipe Starck and David Edwards (developers of alchol-infused whipped cream) promises all of the fun of a drunken buzz without the danger, as the effects are highly transitory. A 21 shot tube of alcohol spray retails for the equivalent of $26 though the spray is not available in the United States and may not get approved. Nonetheless, the ability to aerosolize alcohol may lead to competitors or kits that would do this with grain alcohol and end up being cheaper than Starck and Edwards's product, which is sold under the brand name Wahh Quantum Sensations. The minuscule amount of alcohol delivered (0.075ML) supposedly has no side effects, but then again even a quick drunkenness may have unwanted effects on yourself and the people around you, and such a spray could become a craze among people who are not legally old enough to drink. Like all alcohol delivery devices, including the lowly beer can, there is going to be concern about alcohol spray because it is easy to conceal and does not show up on BAC tests within minutes of its use. Students are already using novel ways to get alcohol into schools, so although this new spray may be one extra aggravation for administrators, the current high price may only be a problem for schools with wealthy students.

Notes and Special Information

Special note: At its current price point, alcohol spray is somewhat expensive and may appear to trendy clubbers who don't care as much about money as the common folk who will look for a longer lasting buzz from drinks ranging from Two Buck Chuck down to Thunderbird. Not to mention, if you have sensitivity in your mouth, alcohol spray is going to feel like liquid fire.