Wednesday, May 06, 2009

VSA news from around the world

Please see the links below to global VSA news stories from the last two weeks. Petrol sniffing issues in Australia, glue sniffing in Malaysia and VSA influenced crime in the USA - Volatile substance abuse continues to cause untold amounts of grief and suffering. Just have a look at the first story on the list, about a mother in Scotland who lost her son to aerosol abuse...


Mum warns parents of danger after son dies from sniffing aerosol
Glasgow Sunday Mail - UK - A GRIEVING mum whose son died from sniffing an aerosol has warned parents about the killer lurking in their cupboards. Elaine Dorans lost Scott, 22, ...

Isa substance sniffing worries welfare groups
ABC Online - Australia By Penny Timms - Welfare groups are concerned about the number of young people sniffing volatile substances in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland. ...

CAP: Make glue sniffing an offence
New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia GEORGE TOWN - The Consumers' Association of Penang has called on the government to make glue sniffing an offence. Its president SM Mohamed Idris said this ...

Man Accused Of Beating, Burning Woman And Kids
WBAL TV - Baltimore, MD, USA - There was evidence that he had been huffing gasoline, Melser reported. Sickle and her children were taken to Carroll Hospital Center with ...

Teens ill after sniffing lpg
Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand By Glenn Conway on Sat, 25 Apr 2009 - Police in Balclutha say two young people were lucky not to have died after sniffing liquefied petroleum gas (lpg) ...

Robeson County deputies investigate two bodies found over the weekend
South Carolina Now - South Carolina, USA - Branch says he died from huffing butane gas from cigarette lighters. But the death is ruled “accidental.“ On Sunday, investigators responded to a call about ...

Authorities Catch Woman Allegedly Stealing, Huffing
NBC4i.com - Columbus, OH, USA - A city prosecutor says a Gahanna woman accused of stealing cans of gas duster or canned air was huffing while she was shoplifting the items. ...

Teen inhalant abuse prevention urged
Examiner.com - USA - A new study of teen inhalant abuse suggests a need for more prevention and treatment efforts, showing that nearly 1 million youth in the US used some kind ...

Solvent death alert for 'first timers'
Leigh Today - Leigh, England, UK - Anyone thinking about abusing solvents or who knows of any young person who is thinking about or has already abused volatile substances, should ring the ...

Sask. man jailed after third manslaughter conviction
Calgary Herald - AB, Canada - By age nine he was sniffing solvents. Four years later, he had stopped sniffing and started pulling break-ins. He had his first manslaughter conviction at ...

Director puts petrol sniffing centre stage
The West Australian - Perth, Western Australia, Australia - A low-budget film highlighting the effects of petrol sniffing on Aboriginal communities looks set to reach an international audience after getting rave ...