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  • In the United Kingdom, where the population is approximately one-fifth of that of the United States, there are two documented inhalant-related deaths per week.
  • Suffocation, inhaling fluid or vomit into the lungs, and accidents each cause about 15% of deaths linked to inhalant abuse.
  • 55% of deaths linked to inhalant abuse are caused by Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome. SSDS can occur on the first use or any use.
  • 22% of inhalant abusers who died of SSDS had no history of previous inhalant abuse. In other words, they were first-time users.
  • About 18% of 8th graders, 17% of 10th graders, and 14% of 12th graders surveyed last year say that they have sniffed or huffed inhalants at least once in their lives. There is no way of knowing whether the percentage of lifetime use goes down between 8th and 12th grades. One explanation is forgetfulness. Another explanation is that some of the inhalant abusers drop out of school before 12th grade

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