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The Dangers of Huffing

April 25, 2016

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 5 percent of eight graders, 3 percent of 10th graders, and 2 percent of 12th graders in the United States used inhalants on 2015.  Inhalants are typically used by sniffing or snorting fumes from containers. Additional methods include spraying aerosols into the nose or mouth, inhaling fumes from a bag which has been called “bagging”, huffing from an inhalant-soaked rag stuffed in the mouth, and inhaling nitrous oxide from balloons. Those that huff do so multiple times to prolong the high they draw from the action. Inhalants can cause similar effects to alcohol, as well as hallucinations. Long term effects of huffing are serious brain damage, asphyxiation, choking, seizures, suffocation, and cardiac arrest. Recently, a 14 year old boy suffered a cardiac arrest from huffing spray deodorant and died. Police found several spray deodorant cans strewn about the home.

 

“Teenagers may think that, these are just products anybody can buy, so how can it be dangerous? Anybody can buy a nail too, but if you drive it into your head, it’s going to cause big problems for you.”  ~  John Malouff, Associate Psychology Professor at the University of England

 

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