Toxic Substance

Inhalants are a toxic substance.

Inhalants are substances of fumes products that are sniffed or huffed. When you huff it or sniff it you have a great chance to be extremely high.

Effects of Inhalants.

Some short-term effects to taking this drug is: slurred speak, dizziness, and headaches. Long-term effects include: muscle weakness, depression, lack of coordination, and hearing loss.

Different types of inhalants.

Inhalants can be known for four different types like: liquids, sprays, gases, and nitrites.

How are inhalants used?

Inhalants are used by sniffing or huffing. People may use: spray paint, lighter fluid, shoe polish, and glue. The effects of huffing or sniffing the chemicals could lead to slowing down the pace your body works at.

History of Inhalants

Inhaling was part of religious ceremonies back then in ancient times in Egypt, Babylonia, India, and China. Sir Humphry Davy was a British scientist which had parties with nitrous oxide. He had also came up with a nickname for nitrous oxide which was laughing gas.That all took place around 1799. In the 1950’s United States became more addicted to inhalants.

Street names:Moon gas, Highball, Bolt, Spray, Quicksilver, and Whiteout.


In Karachi, Pakistan, 80% to 90% of street kids sniff glue or solvents.

In the US, the 2006 National survey on Drug use and health found that 1.1 million youths aged 12 to 17 had used inhalants in the past year.

22.9 million American’s have experimented with inhalants at some point in their lives.

22% of inhalant abusers who died had no history of previous inhalant abuse.