Inhalants (a.k.a. poppers, snappers, whippets, laughing gas)

Inhalants are solvents, aerosols and gases found in household spray, cleaners, paints, glues, etc.

Forms of Inhalants:

Paint thinner, paint remover, degreasers, dry cleaning fluids, gas, correction fluids, permanent markers, freeze sprays, glue, spray paint, hair spray, fabric protector, aerosol computer cleaners, vegetable oil sprays, butane lighters, propane tanks, whip cream containers, ether, chloroform nitrous oxide.

What are the short term effects of Inhalants?

Confusion, nausea, slurred speech, lack of coordination, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, disinhibition, delusions or hallucinations, headaches, sudden sniffing death due to heart failure, death from asphyxiation, suffocation, convulsions, seizures, coma or choking

What are the long-term effects of Inhalants?

The long-term effects are liver and kidney damage, limb spasms, brain damage from lack of oxygen, problems with thinking, movement, vision and hearing.

Other health related issues are low birth weight during pregnancy, bone problems, delayed behavioral development & altered metabolism.

What are the symptoms of withdrawal?

The symptoms of withdrawal include nausea, loss of appetite, sweating, tics, sleep problems and mood changes.

How are Inhalants used?

Inhaled thru the nose or mouth.

What does an Inhalant look like?

They could be a common household product.