Can you name this old tool?


I thought you would enjoy this educational moment in history.

Do you know what it is?

Give it a guess, then look below for the answer.

Hint: Used by a physician…
Hint: It’s a kit…


Tobacco  Smoke Enemas (1750’s-1810’s) The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for  various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims.  A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a  fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum.

The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the  popular phrase “blowin’ smoke up your ass”.

It has been reintroduced in Washington by the Obama Administration as an integral part of the Affordable HealthCare Program.

6 thoughts on “Can you name this old tool?

  1. Those are some nasty looking tools, there. It must have been a group of disgusting deviants really stoned out of their gourds to come up with literally “blowin’ smoke up your ass.” Won’t compare, though, to the bolsheviks getting their asses blown off. Ha ha.

  2. It’s the tool given to all Politicians for detox cleansing, it’s all smoke & mirrors anyway they don’t know the difference!

    “We the People” must unite to increase our crusade for Liberty, Freedom, Justice & Truth

  3. I’m happy to say that someone finally posted something that was before my time. However, I was nostalgically aware of where the term “Blowing smoke up your ass” comes from.
    This gadget came in a nifty travel case too.

    As many have already pointed out, our illustrious Government does it to us every day. I wonder what the Obamacare billing code is? It might feel better if they used pot or opium smoke.

  4. @ Inretrospect 5:27 Yes Inretrospect, yea I just had to look at that link ya put there too. LOL
    Yes I just had to too. . good one Inretrospect Kind of early in the morning for me `cause now I most likely will have that thought for the rest of the day now LOL 😆

    1. Any pleasure derived might also depend on who is blowing the smoke up your ass, diggerdan (I.e. the linked picture of the chick inhaling the smoke). 😉 I’m pushing the envelope here, and better cool-it before Henry censors my over-the-top comments. It’s time for me to take a cold shower.

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