Tuesday, March 16, 2010

VSA in the headlines - March

"...yet only 66 percent of teens report that "sniffing or huffing things to get high can kill you," significantly less than the 70 percent of teens who agreed just last year. Inhalant abuse merits careful monitoring – as attitudes towards inhalant abuse weaken, abuse is more likely to increase." - from a recent American national study.

UK

Girl brute 19, caged for 6 yrs The Sun Roxanne Preston, 19, had been boozing and inhaling aerosol gas before attacking office worker Paul Mullaney, 44, outside a takeaway. ...

Man stabbed victim to death over sex assault claim BBC News The court heard that Allen, from Glenarm Avenue, Portrush, had been high on drink, drugs and solvents when he carried out the killing. ...

Brighton and Hove children admit to drink and drugs The Argus.co.uk One in six youngsters questioned in a survey of Brighton and Hove pupils said they frequently abused alcohol, drugs or volatile substances, such as glue. ...

IRELAND

Independent group review of boy's 2003 death sought Irish Times THE GRANDMOTHER of a boy aged 16 who died after inhaling butane gas just 15 metres from the North Eastern Health Board children's home he was sent to live ...

USA

Cause for Concern: National Study Shows Reversal in Decade-Long Declines in ... PR Newswire (press release) Teen inhalant use remains steady at 10 percent for past year use, yet only 66 percent of teens report that "sniffing or huffing things to get high can kill ...

Huffing: an old danger rediscovered by youth Ottumwa Courier By MARK NEWMAN, Courier staff writer School-aged children across the country have rediscovered an old danger: “huffing” in certain chemicals causes a ...

Millcreek man pleads guilty to igniting house explosion GoErie.com A Millcreek Township man admitted this morning in Erie County Court that he blew up his home while huffing propane last summer. ...

The Deadly Drugs under Your Nose Officer.com His 14 year old son, Kyle, had died from the effects of inhaling the contents of a can of Dust-Off. His wife, Kathy, is a nurse. ...

'Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome' on the rise as young teens turn to inhalants ... New York Daily News Just one sniff of an inhalant can be enough to stop a teenager's heart - an event that's become known as “Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome. ...

Short Notice Picket The Drug Abuse Warning Network Medical Examiner stated that inhalant abuse contributed to more than 500 deaths in the US from '96 to '99. ...

Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern BusinessWeek THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- More 12-year-olds have used inhalants to get high than marijuana, cocaine and hallucinogens combined, ...


AUSTRALIA

Petrol sniffing the target in Opal roll-out ABC Online The roll-out of Opal is intended to reduce the incidence of petrol sniffing in the region. (ABC News/Cathy Harper) The Federal Government has announced ...

ISRAEL

20% of 14-year-olds admit to inhaling industrial chemicals Jerusalem Post By YAAKOV LAPPIN Police are powerless to stop youths from inhaling industrial chemicals, and parents must be on the lookout for the signs of such “legal ...

SINGAPORE

Glue sniffer's death: Misadventure Straits Times Mr Sia Lian Heng's death from multi-organ failure syndrome due to heart failure was contributed by inhalant toluene abuse. The 34-year-old was arrested at ...