It should be noted in addition that these numbers do not include deaths from VSA and Re-Solv is in the process of submitting a request for this data.
This month, Public Health England have also published Understanding and preventing drug-related deaths: The report of a national expert working group to investigate drug-related deaths in England.
VSA headlines from the UK and around the world this month included:
What the 1980s Glue Sniffing Epidemic Can Teach Us About Preventing Ecstasy Deaths: ... Called Re-Solv, the charity, which still exists today, played a key role in getting the message across, and by the 1990s teenage deaths from glue sniffing had plummeted.
Driver jailed for crashing car while inhaling laughing gas: [She] receives 20-month sentence after crashing car in Manchester while inhaling nitrous oxide, injuring herself and others.
Gangs selling laughing gas in Hackney go underground as ‘legal high’ is outlawed: Emma Bartholomew accompanies the police out on a Friday night to see the extent of the nitrous oxide trade since it was made illegal – and finds that, although eradicated in Shoreditch, organised gangs now work in Dalston.
First man jailed for selling ‘legal highs’ at music festival: A man has become one of the first to be prosecuted under new laws on ‘legal’ highs.
Other 'legal highs'
Legal high deaths triple in prisons: Prisons Ombudsman says inmates are dying in legal high-related murders, and because of psychotic episodes and suicides triggered by the drugs.
'High Way' to Hell: File on 4 traces the supply [of NPS] back to labs in China. (See also news story: What goes on inside a Chinese 'legal high' factory?)
Inhalants — The Easy to Acquire but Deadly Drug That Nobody Talks About: “It’s the forgotten epidemic,” says Harvey Weiss, who runs the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based organization that aims to fight against inhalant abuse.
Woman accused of huffing gas near toddler (FL): An Inverness woman is facing a charge of child neglect after being accused of huffing gasoline while a toddler was present.
St. Albans man arrested again for violence after allegedly huffing paint (WV): A man is back behind bars after deputies say he violently robbed a woman in a grocery store parking lot Thursday.
Woman accused of 'huffing' in front of police (OH): A 32-year-old woman is charged with “huffing” compressed gas out of a can right in front of police as they were there to arrest her on a prior charge involving the same offense.
Driving crimes, accidents and fatalities caused by VSA were reported in FL, Traverse MI, Troy MI, PA, Bremerton WA and Seattle WA.