Wednesday, April 07, 2010

VSA news for March and April

VSA news and opinions from around the world, including Germaine Greer on the Australian film Samson and Delilah.

UK

What a petrol-sniffing Aboriginal boy tells us about Australia today The Guardian It's a film about an Aboriginal boy who sniffs petrol, and an Aboriginal girl who doesn't. He loves her, as well as he can, given his usual state of ...

Young people risking their lives on solvents in Daventry Daventry Express Items including used aerosol cans, bags for sniffing solvents and evidence of people taking heroin were discovered on a path on Borough Hill. e Daventry ...

Lyme Regis: Police warn teenagers over 'legal' drug highs Bridport News Teenagers have been inhaling laughing gas – a legal drug – from small canisters, using balloons and plastic bags to cause hallucinations and euphoria. ...
USA

Woman pleads guilty to huffing near children Amarillo.com A woman accused of huffing aerosol hair spray in her vehicle while two children were in the back seat has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering a ...

Tips for spotting 'huffing' Great Dad A recent study found that the use of sniffing common household chemicals, called "huffing," in order to get high is on the rise. Medical experts say some ...

Driver passes out at traffic light, arrested for 'huffing' behind the wheel in ... Daily Press While stopped at the light, several other motorists saw the man apparently "huffing" something from a can and saw him pass out behind the wheel, ...

Alliance For Consumer Education Will Take The Mound Against ... OurSports Central (press release) The latest national data reveals more 12-year olds are using inhalants than ... The "Striking Out Inhalant Abuse" program, now in its second year, ...

"Huffing" incident leads to charges Hastings Star Gazette At the time, police allege he was under the influence due to “huffing,” a practice of sniffing chemicals to get high. One of the passengers in the Usachev ...

Dangerous 'rite of passage' for teenagers Times Herald-Record While teenagers smoking marijuana or their nonmedical use of prescription drugs have drawn the most attention of late, inhaling common household products ...

Huffing May Be Cause Of Single-Car Crash Near Mansfield 10TV The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition said up to 125 deaths annually are blamed on inhalants, including aerosol cans. Inhaling fumes can cause brain ...

Police: Four students assaulted boy for promoting 'huffing' Columbus Local News (registration)Four students from Westerville South High School were arrested following an attack on another student they claim got others hooked on "huffing" Air Duster. ...

Canned addiction: Huffing isn't just a way kids get high anymore Naples Daily News Known as huffing, sniffing, bagging or dusting, experts say inhalants and other household products are most commonly abused by teenagers — 3.9 percent of ...

How To Launch A Nationwide Drug Menace Huffington Post (blog) Last week, the media was filled with headlines like "Sniffing Trumps Weed for 12 Year Olds," (CBS) and "Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern," (US ...

Tama County moves toward outlawing 'huffing' DesMoines Register.com Tama County is moving ahead with an ordinance banning huffing, which involves inhaling everyday products from paint thinner to canned whipped cream to get ...

QATAR

Street children living on edge of addiction Gulf Times Furthermore, sheltering in the streets they are not safe because they are into smoking cigarettes, sniffing glue or dendrite that intoxicates them. ...