Tuesday, January 19, 2010

VSA headlines from January

Hello again from Re-Solv and thanks for staying up-to-date with the latest headlines from around the world involving incidences of volatile substance abuse. The first article details a tragic accidental death in Derbyshire involving a butane camping lamp, and the articles from the USA continue the steady stream of incidents involving people abusing aerosols whilst driving.

Thank you for your continued support.

UK

Warning leaflet call after gas lamp death The Star He was lying beside a portable Campingaz 'Lumostar' lamp, with an empty butane canister. The inquest heard the lamp's glass shade was fitted incorrectly and ...

Not enough people complain says trading standards chief Tewkesbury ADMAG NOT enough people in Worcestershire complain about illegal sales of alcohol, tobacco and solvents to youngsters, according to a trading standards chief. ...

USA

Police: Huffing can ruin lives Brainerd Daily Dispatch Commonly called huffing, inhalant abuse is the purposeful inhalation of chemical vapors to achieve an altered mental or physical state. ...

Alleged paint huffer arrested again MyABC50.com It's at least the fourth "huffing" arrest for 38 year old Kevin Bunke of Lyons Falls. Sheriff's deputies were called to Lyons Falls late New Year's eve by a ...

Riverside teen's death prompts helium warning Press-Enterprise The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition says on its Web site, www.inhalants.org, that inhaling, or huffing, any gas or volatile compound is like playing ...

Inform kids of dangers related to inhalants Jackson Clarion Ledger Did your conversation include the dangers of inhalants? In case the topic was omitted, it's worth a double-take. Inhalants come in a variety of forms ...

Macungie man nearly hits police car as he huffs fumes, officers say Allentown Morning Call A Macungie motorist nearly hit a police car as he huffed fumes from a can of dust remover while driving on a Lower Macungie Township road, police said. ...

Driver crashes through Chula Vista backyards San Diego Union Tribune CHULA VISTA — A driver suspected of huffing aerosol from a can crashed through two Chula Vista backyards Tuesday evening before coming to rest in a third, ...

Mom Who Huffed While Driving Stays In Jail WSMV A mother convicted of huffing cans of dust cleaner while driving her 6-year-old around west Nashville will remain in jail, despite her plea to be released ...

Closing arguments begin in death penalty trial Record-Searchlight Varner began “huffing” inhalants when he was only about 10 years old to escape from his bleak and troubled life, he said. “You are the last chance” to ...

APD officer accused of abusing inhalantKVUEby KVUE News An Austin police officer was placed on restrictive duty after he was arrested and charged with abuse of an inhalant. Officer Craig Martin was ...

Man apologizes for killing 83-year-old woman KHAS-TV Police said Martinez was huffing at the time. When asked if he had anything to say, Martinez said he did. He apologized to family members, ...

Crimetracker: The Dangers of "Dusting" ABC 4 Murdock has seen the grim results of teenagers “sniffing,” “huffing,” and “bagging,” all names for various ways users ingest household chemicals to get a ...

Canada

First Nation has history of violent deathsWinnipeg Free PressSuicides, solvent abuse and violence have dominated headlines about the remote northern reserve, a fly-in community on the north shore of Gods River, ...

New Zealand

Young addict locked up Taranaki Daily News The youth also had a solvent abuse habit, Mrs Yates said. The youth's lawyer, Patrick Mooney, said his client denied the arson. ...