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Tween Huffing on the Rise

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Nearly 7 percent of 12-year-olds have used inhalants to get high.

Twelve-year-old kids are more likely to get high from common, legal household substances (including aerosol computer cleaners, air fresheners, hair spray or shoe polish) than to use cigarettes or marijuana, reports "Good Morning America."

Here are tips for parents:


Here are signs that your child is huffing:

Physical evidence
• Empty aerosol containers
• Items containing noxious fumes missing from the household
• Rags or plastic bags lying around
• Strange stains or odors on your child's clothing

Behavioral signs
• Slurred speech
• Glassy eyes
• Poor muscle coordination
• Nausea
• Stumbling
• Dizziness
• Mood changes


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