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(CBS News)   Have you heard about the deadly new drug craze "dusting"? No? Well, let me introduce you to the next news cycle   (cbsnews.com) divider line 26
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2012-11-14 02:14:00 AM  
5 votes:

dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.

LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.


Whip-its are nitrous oxide. Laughing gas. It's also used as an anesthetic in dentistry. It's also used as a propellant in just about every food product that shoots out of a can, including whipped cream and even those mini-kegs of Heinieken. This is because it isn't toxic to humans but won't permit bacterial growth in the container.

Computer cleaner is usually di- or tetrafluoroethane (also known as R134a - the same stuff in your car's AC system.) This stuff is bad news to inhale and difluoroethane can also be highly flammable.

They're two completely different things.
2012-11-14 05:23:39 AM  
3 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Old concept, let's drag it out for another scare tactic news cycle.


If they wanted scare tactics, "krokodil" would be a far better choice.
2012-11-14 01:23:37 AM  
3 votes:
Huffing again? wait, I'm sorry, now it's "dusting". Off the top of my head here are some of things passed around in highschool. glue, butane, airbrush propellant, gasoline, nitrous, canned air (err, "computer dust cleaner"), stain, varnish, various other solvents.

Nitrous abuse goes back to the 1800's.
www.general-anaesthesia.com
2012-11-14 08:10:56 AM  
2 votes:
Can we have a rule where you can only talk about drugs you have abused yourself? It would clear up a lot of the misinformed bullshiat around here.
2012-11-14 06:28:09 AM  
2 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: Dontcha just love those 'moral panics'
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'Leroy Jenkem'. HA!


Except that you're not hitting Nitrous Oxide, as has been mentioned before in the thread, but inhaling either a Fluorocarbon or Hydrocarbon propellant as well as the solvent contained in the product, which can lead to really horrific long-term effects. Including sudden cardiac death.

The older, CFC Propellant Stuff was nasty. Chlorinated Fluorocarbons wreak havoc with your nervous and cardiac electrocardiography.
2012-11-14 05:40:26 AM  
2 votes:
another thing found in many Dusters is Iso-Butane, (bic lighter fluid) if not AC Refrigerant (R134a).
the duster the kid in the article was using must have been the cheaper ones that contain Iso-Butane or he dicided to step it up to the next level.

Fun Fact - propane gas has a 98% death rate in first time abusers. house filling due to leak is different due to being mixed with normal air compared to abusers who usually fill a balloon of it like they are doing a nos whippet.

And canned whipped cream can still be bought by minors (at least here in Indiana where i am it can) it was eitherstate law, store policy, or she told them that due to them having so many cans and it being obvious what they were going to do with it.
2012-11-14 05:24:17 AM  
2 votes:
I thought dusting meant to do PCP aka angel dust.
2012-11-13 09:38:30 PM  
2 votes:

dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.

LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.


Whipped cream in a can, not Miracle Whip. Still not new.

About a year ago I was at one of our local Dollar Tree stores when two teenage boys walked up to the checkout counter, each of them carrying a half-dozen cans (pressurized) whipped cream. The clerk asked to see ID showing they were adults, which they obviously couldn't. She then told them that they could buy as many tubs of whipped topping as they desired.

Can't remember the last time I saw such pissed off teens, plus I learned something new that day regarding the sale of whipped cream in a pressurized can. I knew it's used to get high, but I didn't realize that stores weren't allowed to sell it to minors.
2012-11-14 08:59:08 AM  
1 votes:

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: If you don't enjoy a good CSB, stop reading now.

So, when I was 16 my younger step brother (who was 15 at the time) liked to huff duster. One day he had 2-3 of his buddies over, and we were all sitting around the living room, and my step bro and one of his friends decide to both take a hit at the same time. So, in the course of their 30-60 second...uhhh, trip? I don't even know the right word...they both had laid down on the floor, and were sort of rolling around laughing. As they roll around they start to bump into each other, arms sort of flail about a little, and one of them sort of lands a glancing blow on the other one. Then, while both are still completely out of it, they atart to sort of drunkenly exchange blows.

This went on for 10-15 seconds maybe, and then my step bro starts to come around and he realizes his friend is hitting him...so he kind of loses it and starts to REALLY hit his friend back (while friend is still basically passed out). Friend then wakes up to my step-bro punching him repeatedly and then it is HIS turn to lose it and he starts to return shots. I should say that my step bro at the time was kind of a pudgy late-bloomer and his friend was a year older and significantly more physically fit.

Now, they are both on their knees sort of punching/wrestling with each other, nobody has said a word, it was a smooth transition from both of them being completely oblivious, to gradually finding themselves in a knock-down drag-out fight. My step brother quickly starts to find himself on the losing end of things after losing his initial advantage. He is not a stable guy, and he likes to hunt. He ran off suddenly in the middle of it, and comes back into the room WITH A LOADED 12 GUAGE POINTED AT HIS FRIEND. He chased his friend right out the front door and into his car.


Why, this sounds like the Reefer Madness.
2012-11-14 07:38:45 AM  
1 votes:
If you don't enjoy a good CSB, stop reading now.

So, when I was 16 my younger step brother (who was 15 at the time) liked to huff duster. One day he had 2-3 of his buddies over, and we were all sitting around the living room, and my step bro and one of his friends decide to both take a hit at the same time. So, in the course of their 30-60 second...uhhh, trip? I don't even know the right word...they both had laid down on the floor, and were sort of rolling around laughing. As they roll around they start to bump into each other, arms sort of flail about a little, and one of them sort of lands a glancing blow on the other one. Then, while both are still completely out of it, they atart to sort of drunkenly exchange blows.

This went on for 10-15 seconds maybe, and then my step bro starts to come around and he realizes his friend is hitting him...so he kind of loses it and starts to REALLY hit his friend back (while friend is still basically passed out). Friend then wakes up to my step-bro punching him repeatedly and then it is HIS turn to lose it and he starts to return shots. I should say that my step bro at the time was kind of a pudgy late-bloomer and his friend was a year older and significantly more physically fit.

Now, they are both on their knees sort of punching/wrestling with each other, nobody has said a word, it was a smooth transition from both of them being completely oblivious, to gradually finding themselves in a knock-down drag-out fight. My step brother quickly starts to find himself on the losing end of things after losing his initial advantage. He is not a stable guy, and he likes to hunt. He ran off suddenly in the middle of it, and comes back into the room WITH A LOADED 12 GUAGE POINTED AT HIS FRIEND. He chased his friend right out the front door and into his car.

They eventually made up and remained friends for years.

/Never did duster myself...the warning had the phrase "potentially fatal if inhaled" and it just seemed like there were so many better ways to catch a buzz.
//End CSB
2012-11-14 06:28:44 AM  
1 votes:
Electrophysiology. WTF, autocorrect.
2012-11-14 06:09:16 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: Whippets. Whippets good.


i471.photobucket.com

Indeed, a good old-school hard left turning driver that we used to consider fast...
2012-11-14 06:08:15 AM  
1 votes:
Plant the pot in a wheelbarrow and just roll it to where the sun shines. Good times.
2012-11-14 06:05:02 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: "...latest deadly trend for teens..."

At what point do news headlines enter into self-parody?
2012-11-14 06:04:16 AM  
1 votes:
Stick to marijuana kids. Stuff like this and alcohol have the potential to kill you.
2012-11-14 06:03:46 AM  
1 votes:
Man, I spray that crap for 3 seconds three feet away from my face and I start gagging. Can't imagine actually inhaling it.
2012-11-14 06:02:05 AM  
1 votes:
www.gasolinealleyantiques.com


Feels left out.
2012-11-14 05:57:33 AM  
1 votes:
Dusting was on an episode of intervention...was pretty funny if I'm honest:

Link

As a result it spawned the following meme if you'd like:

Link
2012-11-14 05:46:11 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder how long it'll be before someone at WBBM tells them their call letters aren't WBBR.
2012-11-14 05:25:54 AM  
1 votes:
A story on a CBS site can't even get the correct call letters for its Chicago affilliate? WBBR? The WBBM call letters go back to 1922 and the Mallory Battery Company for crying out loud. Does anyone proof read anymore?
2012-11-14 04:35:22 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: This is because it isn't toxic to humans but won't permit bacterial growth in the container.


nothing in a pressurized container can grow, it is several 'atmospheres' of pressure, similar to what SCUBA divers have to learn before they go deep under water. Past 33 feet/33 feet below sea level produces 2 atmospheres of pressure. 66 feet = 3 atmospheres; 99 feet under water is 4x sea level atmospheric pressure.
2012-11-14 04:32:52 AM  
1 votes:
And if weed were legal these f*cking sh*t-for-brains kids wouldn't be Darwinning themselves, so it all works out in the end.
2012-11-14 03:26:10 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: And a computer dust cleaner was found in Thomas Murphy's car that killed a woman in September;
...huh?...
Woman was killed by:
A) computer dust cleaner
B) Thomas Murphy
C) a car

Also... Miracle Whip in a spray can... I want to thank you for todays diet inspiration!
2012-11-14 03:17:34 AM  
1 votes:
Abusing inhalants is nothing new.

blogs.findlaw.com

/I prefer bananadine
2012-11-14 01:48:24 AM  
1 votes:
The stuff in the dusters is nitrous oxide?

The article suggests propane. Substantially different.
2012-11-14 12:17:54 AM  
1 votes:
NO2 baby.

Whippets. Whippets good.
 
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