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glue-sniff·ing

(glū'snif-ing),
Inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.
See also: solvent inhalation.
Synonym(s): huffing (2)

glue-sniffing

Solvent abuse Substance abuse A potentially fatal form of substance abuse, more often practiced by young ♂ adolescents, in which model glue is placed in a paper or plastic bag and deeply sniffed to obtain the maximum desired effect–a combination of euphoria and CNS depression caused by toluene, an organic solvent Epidemiology ♂:♀ ratio is 5:1–UK, peak abuse 13–15; solvents implicated include toluene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene; toluene vapors causes irritation of mucosae, lacrimation, arrhythmias, N&V, mental confusion, hypoxia and hypercarbia, hallucinations, chemical pneumonitis, respiratory arrest, sudden death; direct contact may cause erythema, defatting dermatitis, paresthesias, conjunctivitis, keratitis. See Gateway drugs. Cf 'White-out. '.

glue-sniff·ing

(glū'snif-ing)
1. Inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.
2. Synonym(s): huffing.

glue-sniff·ing

(glū'snif-ing)
1. Intentional inhalation of fumes from plastic cements; the solvents, which include toluene, xylene, and benzene, induce central nervous system stimulation followed by depression.
2. Synonym(s): huffing.
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There is no chance I will update him and turn him into a glue-sniffer.
Fr Paul Orchard, of the Church of Our Lady and St Hubert at Brandhall, Warley, died from multiple stab wounds, one through his heart, after he allowed glue-sniffer Mark Massey to stay because he had nowhere else to go.
Tweedy, 25, a reformed glue-sniffer, was put in handcuffs after shouting and swearing at other drinkers and police but he managed to wriggle free of the cuffs and grabbed an officer round the neck.
I never heard of a joy-rider, glue-sniffer or granny-basher before then.
A PRIEST beaten up in his home by a glue-sniffer who then stole his car said yesterday: "I really feel sorry for him.
Former glue-sniffer Tweedy, from Langhorn Close, Heaton, did not appear before Newcastle magistrates yesterday.
Newcastle magistrates heard 22-year-old former glue-sniffer Andrew Tweedy, of Langhorn Close, Heaton, broke into a Ford Fiesta in August last year.
Former glue-sniffer Andrew Tweedy was given with a conditional discharge after earlier pleading guilty to taking a motor scooter without consent and riding it without a helmet.
Former glue-sniffer Andrew Tweedy was due to be sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to taking a motor scooter without consent and riding it without a helmet.
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Until last year there would be just two of three boys, but now there are several groups," said a resident of Sharjah's Al Majaz area as he walked us down a street that transforms into an agora of glue-sniffers and ant-smokers most evenings.
Of the place which he, himself, didn't name, he wrote: "Its main army is a fearsome horde of burglars, glue-sniffers, vandals, drug addicts and joyriders.