Effects of Inhalants.
How are inhalants used?
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.