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Inhalants

Inhalants are products that give off chemical vapours. Many inhalants are volatile solvents—gasoline, paint thinner, glue—used to perform everyday tasks at home, school or work. They are not intended for inhalation. When purposely inhaled, the vapours affect how we think and feel, slowing down our heart rate, breathing, thoughts and actions.

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The list below provides the references to the research studies discussed in Learn About Inhalants.

People inhale solvents for a variety of reasons. Some experiment with inhalants once or twice to…

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