Do You Know The Warning Signs Of Huffing?

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(By: Orlando
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(By: Orlando
Hulton Archive – Getty Images)

Aria Doherty, 13, was a straight A student. On Monday evening, her sister found her dead in her bedroom — by her side, a can of aerosol keyboard cleaner.

Doherty was apparently killed by an overdose of a dangerous practice called “huffing.”

As CBS2 Health Reporter Lisa Sigell explains, the term huffing is commonly used to describe inhaling toxic gases from common household products to get high.

It’s an easy but very dangerous high. There are several hundred documented deaths each year from inhalants and studies show 1 in 4 students say they have used inhalants by the eighth grade.

The rest of the story here from CBSLA.com 

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