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Inhalants

Inhalants refer to substances that are sniffed or huffed to give the user an immediate head rush or high. They include a diverse group of chemicals that are found in consumer products such as aerosols and cleaning solvents. Inhalant use can cause a number of physical and emotional problems, and even one-time use can result in death.

Using inhalants even one time can put you at risk for: Prolonged use can result in: Short-term effects of inhalants include: Remember, using inhalants, even one time, can kill you. According to medical experts, death can occur in at least five ways:
  1. asphyxia--solvent gases can significantly limit available oxygen in the air, causing breathing to stop;
  2. suffocation--typically seen with inhalant users who use bags;
  3. choking on vomit;
  4. careless behaviors in potentially dangerous settings; and
  5. sudden sniffing death syndrome, presumably from cardiac arrest.

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