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Home is an online resource. Inhalants abuse is commonly referred to huffing. Inhalant abuse is the purposeful inhalation or sniffing of chemical vapors in order to achieve an immediate high, or altered mental or physical state.  These vapors or fumes can be found in common household or industrial products.

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If you have been abusing inhalants, you need to stop. Inhalants are poisons and can cause serious damage to the mind and body sometimes resulting in death.
If you are a parent, you need to educate yourself on prevention of inhalant abuse, or if you suspect your child is already abusing, you need intervene before it is too late; professional help is available. Inhalant abuse can be deadly. It can kill suddenly. It can kill someone who sniffs for the first time.
Once a child starts sniffing, they can find it difficult to stop. Once hooked, they'll find it difficult to break the habit.
Inhalant abuse is not new. Stories of sniffing glue have surfaced since the 1960s.
According to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition nearly one in five kids has abused inhalants by the seventh grade. It would be nearly impossible to keep all possible inhalants out of harm's way, however, it is prudent to know the tell-tell signs of inhalant abuse:

→  paint or stains on clothing, hands or face
→  spots, rash or sores around the mouth
→  red or runny nose or eyes
→  Chemical breath odor
→  drunk, dizzy appearance
→  nausea, loss of appetite
→  anxiety, irritability, excitability
→  hidden empty spray paint or solvent containers
→  hidden chemically soaked rags or clothing
→  slurred speech
→  painting fingernails with magic markers or correction fluid
→  constantly smelling clothing sleeves
News Coverage

In a story written by Bob Wagner for the Columbia News Service, Wagner wrote: "It was the day after Halloween when Erica Knoll's body was found by her sister in the bedroom of their home in Bowie, Md. Beside her lay a can of Dust-Off computer spray, which Erica had “huffed,” or inhaled, to get high.
David Manlove, 16, of Indianapolis, took his last breath four years ago after he inhaled a generic computer duster. Manlove inhaled the substance through a straw while underwater in a pool because it was supposed to intensify the high.
Jimmy Smith died at 17. He had been inhaling butane that powered a hand torch he used to make computers in the garage of his Avon Lake, Ohio, home.
Such tragic deaths are part of an alarming trend among American teens who are searching for the easiest and cheapest way to get high. While computer cleaners like Dust-Off may be the inhalant of choice, experts say more than 1,000 household products can be used to get high–-sometimes to deadly effect."

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