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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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I wasn't sure if the glue-sniffers had Lobo or if he'd wriggled free," he said.
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Deputy Prime Minister Mr John Prescott yesterday called for a new crusade against poverty and revealed his garage at his home in Hull had been used as a den for glue-sniffers.
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The GMTV presenter is horrified by the appalling state of his native city saying: "The streets are filthy, there's vomit and wee everywhere and you even see glue-sniffers in the city centre during the afternoon.
DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott has revealed that his own Hull home has been broken into and used as a den for glue-sniffers.
He labelled it "a fest of vomiting and a rodent's paradise", adding: "The streets are filthy, there's vomit and wee everywhere and you even see glue-sniffers in the city centre during the afternoon.
I WILL never forget the anguish I felt when a gang of mindless glue-sniffers whiled away a summer afternoon by spraying my parents' gravestone with graffiti.