What are the dangers of huffing?

Michele Borba
Inhalant abuse (called "huffing") is intentionally inhaling a chemical vapor of some type to attain a "high" or euphoric effect. Huffing effects can be both short and long term depending upon the substance abuse and in what concentrations they are abused. Huffing can cause permanent damage to the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, and brain. Huffing can also lead to cardiac arrest, asphyxiation, aspiration or suffocation from inhalation as well as death. Serious consequences can occur after just the first time of use.
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