Inhalants are things that are breathed in to give the user an immediate rush, or
high. They include glues, paint thinners, dry cleaning fluids, gasoline, felt-tip
marker fluid, hair spray, deodorants, spray paint, and whipped cream dispensers (whippets).
whippets, poppers, snappers, rush, bolt, bullet
How They're Used:
These are inhaled directly from the container (called sniffing or snorting), from
a plastic bag (called bagging), or by holding an inhalant-soaked rag in the mouth
What They Do:
Inhalants produce a quick feeling of being drunk — followed by sleepiness,
staggering, dizziness, and confusion. Long-time users get headaches, nosebleeds, and
sometimes lose their sense of smell. Inhalants decrease oxygen to the brain and can
cause brain damage.
Using an inhalant just one time can lead to life-threatening health problems, and
even cause death.