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7/2/10 Sniffing, bagging and huffing…. Sniffing – inhalation of vapours from an open container or heated pan. Bagging – inhalation of vapours from a paper or plastic bag. Huffing – oral inhalation of vapours by holding a piece of volatile- soaked cloth against the mouth. Habitual users generally begin with sniffing and progress to huffing and then bagging, attempting to increase peak inhalant blood levels more quickly.
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Sources of inhaled drugs of abuse Obj100 Obj101 Obj102 Volatile solvents are found in cleaning fluids, nail-polish removers, paints, fuels and
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Unformatted text preview: Exposure, even inadvertent exposure, is common. 7/2/10 Common inhalants (continued) Butane Correction fluid Freon (chlorofluorocarbons) Gasoline Glues Paint thinner Scotchgard Acetone 7/2/10 Commonly abused inhalant compounds include toluene, trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, xylene and hexane. Environmental exposure (eg. occupational) may occur in the form of long-term, low-concentration exposure, or occasionally short-term, high concentration exposure. Inhalant abuse often takes the form of long-term, high-concentration exposure....
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