Gone are the days of quickly popping in a piece of gum to hide whatever illegal thing you were doing from cops, because science just found a way to breathalyze that shizz! LOLz!
The good news is that the new technology is a super computer that isn't portable and costs a half a million dollars to build, right? WRONG, the scientists in Stockholm used a cheap, commercially available monitor called the SensAbues. Your driving under ANY influence days are numbered!
This new technique forgoes having to take blood and all of that, and only needs you to breathe. It detects not just weed, cocaine and amphetamine, but also prescription drugs such as diazepam and the painkiller buprenorphine! The roads already feel safer!
How does it work? Well, bits and pieces of whatever you're doing to get high are trapped in stuff called the "airway lining fluid." When you exhale, tiny particles from this fluid get launched out of your mouth. The scientists can then figure out what drugs those particles come from!
Oh, and all of these things can be detected upwards of 24 hours after consumption according to the scientists:
"Considering the samples were taken 24 hours after the intake of drugs, we were surprised to find that there was still high detectability for most drugs."
All they need to do is be able to tell how far back you took whatever it is you took, because if you smoked a joint yesterday, you'd probably be okay to drive!
We bet they're already looking into it!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: breathalyzer, drug detection, roads, safer, science, stockholm