glue sniffing


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A potentially fatal form of substance abuse, more often practised by young male adolescents, in which model airplane glue—or, more recently, other volatiles—is placed in a paper or plastic bag and deeply sniffed in order to obtain the maximum desired effect—a combination of euphoria and CNS depression caused by toluene, an organic solvent
Epidemiology Male:female ratio is 5:1—UK; peak abuse age 13–15
Abused solvents Toluene, trichloroethylene, trichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene

glue sniffing

See SOLVENT ABUSE.
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Then, after largely failing to follow through on that promise, declaring the glue sniffing problem to be societal, and out of the company's hands."
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A post mortem revealed death was caused by a drugs overdose and glue sniffing.
One child told me that boredom was a cause of glue sniffing, so you could try to arrange some activities to keep him occupied.
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Because Danny had started glue sniffing in the four weeks leading to his death Gerard believes social services were unwilling to help.
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Nicholas Cartwright, mitigating, said the incident arose because Miss Boyd had made a comment about Bryan's brother, who died from glue sniffing.
Last week one of them was caught by the police for glue sniffing and I am really scared that my brother is doing it too.
No one was glue sniffing. I think that is a stupi d thing to suggest."