suicide kit

suicide kit

Forensics
(1) A prepared kit for committing suicide, which contains large plastic bags with sewn soft elastic bands around their openings, and a slot in each bag for a plastic tube carrying helium gas—which, as a pure gas, is deadly—to be inserted. Kit users are responsible for securing their own helium gas.
(2) A homemade chemical “kit” in which formic acid and sulphuric acid are combined to produce carbon monoxide, which results in death.
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While the action by law enforcement to shut down a troubling helium-hood assisted suicide kit business operating in San Diego County is a positive development, there are still groups and organizations promoting the spread of assisted suicide as mainstream public policy.
Internet users who may have encouraged the pair to take their lives in a car with a home-made suicide kit face the lengthy prison sentence under new legislation.
AN IT expert was jailed after he went on the run with a suicide kit when he was arrested for fleecing the NHS out of thousands of pounds.
Dr Philip Nitschke, who will hold a workshop in Glasgow on Saturday, showed his DIY suicide kit including "exit bag" and "peaceful pills" in the seaside retirement town of Bournemouth, Dorset.
Over 100 people turned up to see Australian Dr Philip Nitschke demonstrated his DIY suicide kit which includes an "exit bag", drugs from Mexico and "Peaceful Pills".
Nitschke, 61, claims he will unveil a pounds 35 suicide kit at "tutorials" in Brighton, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Stroud, Gloucs, next month.
It was then she learned what it was: his personal suicide kit.
Glen Hughes, 40, made the suicide kit of a plastic bag, elastic bands and a pounds 20 cannister of helium gas.
Among the publications by Junction City resident Derek Humphry: a new book on how to make your own suicide kit.
Dr Kyaw Thet Tun, a Cheshire and Wirral NHS Trust psychiatrist, told the inquest Mr Stanway told him he had many suicidal thoughts in Australia and had even carried around a suicide kit containing pills and had put a needle in his hand to start the process.
Hot on his heels was John Biguenet's The Torturer's Apprentice and David Hayles'The Suicide Kit, both of which were (almost) in the same league.
Young girls, mostly recruited between the ages of 11 and 13, are also used as suicide bombers, ''honored'' by having their suicide kit presented personally by LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, it was reported.