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Solvent Misuse Glue sniffingfacts! Get the What is ‘Sniffing’? ‘Sniffing’ is when everyday household products are breathed in on purpose to get ‘high’. These include: Aerosols Glues Petrol Gases When these products are used for their correct use they are perfectly safe but when ‘sniffed’ can be deadly! There is no such thing as ‘safe sniffing’ Get the Facts… What’s in danger? • Your body • Your mind • Your life All these are at risk! Your Body Dizzy High Light headed Chronic headaches Blackout Drowsy Buzzing in the ears Runny eyes &nose Clumsy Smelly breath Spots/sores around Difficulties breathing the mouth Acting drunk Sick Your Mind Can’t Act crazy concentrate Hallucinate Frightened Violent & Not in control Aggressive Your Life! INSTANT DEATH! • Suffocation • Explosions • Choking on vomit • Fatal Accidents • HEART FAILURE Solvents can kill instantly at anytime! It Will Never Happen To Me! Won’t it? Check this out … • ‘Sniffing’ kills more young people than illegal drugs. • 70% of solvent deaths are under the age of 19. • Many people who die from ‘sniffing’ do so on their first or second experiment; there is no evidence they have ‘sniffed’ before. Long-Term Damage Certain products if used everyday can damage: Normal Healthy • The Brain Brain • Nervous System • Liver • Kidney Damaged • Lungs Brain • Testicles The Consequences ‘Sniffing’ affects the part of the brain that tells you what’s right and wrong. So when people are ‘high’ they do silly things they wouldn’t normally do, which could result in: • Criminal Record • Broken Friendships • Ruined Career • Disfigurement – burns • Pregnancy • Sexually Transmitted Diseases Why Do It? What Could U do Instead? To get Curiosity Escape ‘high’ Bored Coz friends do it For a laugh Unhappy Stressed out Being bullied The Facts Are… • The vast majority of young people don’t ‘sniff’ They don’t think its cool, they think it’s stupid. • ‘Sniffing’ doesn’t make your problems go away. It may make you feel good for a short while but when it stops nothings changed. • You are 1 in a million! There is no one else like you on this planet. Your life is too important to waste. Is it worth the risk? What can YOU do? If you know someone is ‘sniffing’: • Encourage them to seek help. • Be there for them • Tell someone If you are ‘sniffing’ think: • Why are you doing it? • Do you want to get help? • What are the personal risks to you? For more information on how to get help contact: Re-Solv’s National Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 2345 Email: email@example.com Or speak to someone you can trust.
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