Inhalant use just as common in young people with lung disease

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Findings from a recent government survey found that huffing is just as common among adolescents with a history of lung disease as it is in general adolescent populations. According to the data, about one out of every 20 adolescents with a history of lung disease used inhalants to get high; in other words, 143,000 adolescents with a lung disease used inhalants. SAMHSA administrator Pamela S. Hyde, JD, said, “No one should engage in huffing; the consequences can be deadly… the fact that adolescents with respiratory problems are just as likely to engage in huffing as adolescents in general underscores the continued need to educate parents, teachers, service providers, and young people about what they can do to prevent the misuse of common, everyday products.” Click here to read an article from Medpage Today that discusses this study more.

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