2nd October 2019


Are using inhalants illegal?

Inhalant Laws in the United States. Because none of the specific inhalants are illegal substances per se, the laws are vastly different. For example, in Michigan, it is illegal for minors to purchase either butane or butane lighters, although adults may do so.

Also to know is, can huffing cause permanent brain damage?

A. BRAIN The chemicals abused by inhalant users affect different parts of the brain, producing a variety of sensory and psychological disorders. B. LUNGS Repeated use of spray paint as an inhalant can cause lung damage. C. HEART Abuse of inhalants can result in "sudden sniffing death syndrome."

What happens when you do inhalants?

Inhalant use can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, brain, liver, bone marrow and other organs. Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly. Users can experience nausea and nosebleeds and lose their sense of hearing or smell.

What are the most common inhalants?

Of more than 1,000 household and other common products that could be abused as inhalants, most often used are shoe polish, glue, toluene,1 gasoline, lighter fluid, nitrous oxide2 or “whippets,” spray paint, correction fluid, cleaning fluid, amyl nitrite3 or “poppers,” locker room deodorizers or “rush,” and lacquer
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