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The Wonders of Inhalants

Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that people intentionally inhale because of the effects they cause.

Kaitlin Silver

on 8 April 2011

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Transcript of The Wonders of Inhalants

Dangers of Inhalants Inhaled Substances
-Keyboard Cleaner
-Air Fresheners
-Whipped Cream Can Gas
These substances were responsible for 382 deaths in 2005 in the United States, 73% of these deaths were teens from the age of 15-19 years old. The inhalants are extremely addictive and many people have said they "rely" on the drug for daily use SHORT TERM EFFECTS
muscle weakness
abdominal pain
severe mood swings and violent
slurred speech
tingling of hands and feet
hearing loss
visual disturbances
depressed reflexes
loss of consciousness
limb spasms
lack of coordination
impaired judgment
lethargy 1 in 5 kids have tried inhalants by the 8th grade Over 100,000 people used inhalants last year HOW ITS ADDICTIVE
Inhalants only last a few minutes, so users try to inhale substances over and over again to multiply and make the high last longer. 3/3 of us have used inhalants
(helium in balloons) HOW IT IS INHALED
Sniffing, snorting, huffing, whippets, facemasks and many more LONG TERM EFFECTS
weight loss
muscle weakness, disorientation
lack of coordination depression
harm to vital organs
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