I don't know if this is the right forum to post this potentially silly question.
About 20 minutes ago as I was reading something on the internet I was unconciously playing with a lighter. I was pressing down on the button that makes the hissing sound which I guess releases the butane gas into the air. I was doing this around my head for probably a couple of minutes. I eventually did it right in front of my nose and the smell made me realize what I was doing and I stopped.
Was this dangerous? Would I have been filling the air around my head and breathing in a dangerous amount of chemicals? Would the "sniff" I had with the lighter in front of my face been the same as "huffing"?
I thought I may have felt a slightly ill but I don't know if I was just convincing myself of that with paranoia.
I'm also planning on going to a party in 12 hours where I will probably consume a fairly large number of alcoholic beverages. I'm well aware of the dangers of alchohol but is there any chance that there would still be chemicals in my system or that my body would be still affected by the sniffing and would that cause a dangerous combination similar to the combination of painkillers and alcohol for example?
I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum and I'm sorry if it's a really stupid question.
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