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And Reuters is turning to sensationalism to sell ad space.
The illicit inhalation of household products, or huffing, can have profound and disastrous effects on users. It is axiomatic that this message be reinforced among young people, the group most likely to begin abusing inhalants. Reminding the public about the danger posed by inhalants is a laudable endeavor, but sounding the alarm for its own sake is foolish.
Are more children using inhalants now?
The rate of inhalant use of that age has remained steady over the past few years, but officials are concerned that young people increasingly do not see abusing inhalants as risky.
Oh. Inhalant abuse hasn’t increased among children, it’s just that officials are worried about it. Apparently, Reuters thinks you should be worried too. Just like with Jenkem, K2 and the Choking Game.
Even As You Read This Your Children Are Huffing!: U.S. children turn to inhaling to get high: study | Reuters.