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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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Radio boss Lawrence - who once claimed he and his pooch were adducted by aliens - told The People: "He said he knew one of the glue-sniffers and had seen them breaking into the vehicle and chasing Lobo around the car park.
I wasn't sure if the glue-sniffers had Lobo or if he'd wriggled free," he said.
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.
Thus I maintain that the reluctance of the police to `manage' some glue-sniffers, at least in the manner envisaged by government and parents, had to do with factors such as these as well as the functioning of their own professional discourse.
That is, only a limited number of categories are available into which `problem' children can be slotted-categories which involve both theories and practices concerning glue-sniffers.
She went to Nicaragua as part of her course to help street children, glue-sniffers, and the desperately poor.
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.
The last time I was in Belfast the pavements outside McDonald's were ankle-deep in rubbish and the glue-sniffers were so complacent they were burying their heads in bags in full view of shoppers coming out of Boots.
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.
Because of this experience, I can understand the distress caused to relatives of people buried in the town cemetery at Newcastle-under- Lyme, Staffs, where 496 headstones were knocked over, not by glue-sniffers but by council workmen obeying their bosses.