Huffing

Huffing addict's grieving parents recall 10-year ordeal

Huffing addict's grieving parents recall 10-year ordeal The grieving parents of Josh Tunnicliffe, who was found dead in Dunedin Botanic Garden, battled for a decade to halt his huffing addiction.

Bill would restrict sale of butane

Bill would restrict sale of butane

Legislation to restrict the sale of butane products could soon be considered by Parliament, as more retailers place voluntary restrictions on sales of the potentially harmful substance - earning praise from the New Zealand Police.

Huffing deaths 'hidden iceberg'

Huffing deaths 'hidden iceberg'

Do New Zealanders rate damage to their property more than the lives of young people?

Butane abuse: plea to families

Butane abuse: plea to families

Educating parents on the signs of butane abuse could be the key to addressing the concerning rate of death it causes among New Zealand teens, a toxicologist from the National Poisons Centre says.

Teen's death prompts call for huffing action

More needs to be done to prevent further deaths from huffing, says a youth drug and alcohol counsellor.

Shops urged to help cut huffing risk

Shops urged to help cut huffing risk Retailers are being urged not to sell butane to young people to help cut the deadly risk of inhaling the gas.

Teen to be moved from intensive care

Teen to be moved from intensive care

Mosgiel teenager Jamie Jury is expected to be roused from an induced coma this weekend and transferred out of the intensive care unit at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.

Youth on side of huffing victims

The father of Mosgiel burns victim Jamie Jury said he had all but given up hope of his son's survival, but the teenager was receiving excellent care at Middlemore Hospital.

'Be a mentor'

'Be a mentor'

To most people, the practice of huffing - inhaling solvents to get a "high" - would seem so evidently dangerous as to be beyond the need for warnings. Why anyone would choose to inhale propellants for a "buzz" is beyond comprehension for most of us.

Coroner warns families of huffing dangers

Coroner warns families of huffing dangers

Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean is urging families to talk to their children about the dangers of inhalants, as he conducts an urgent review on huffing, after an incident which left two Mosgiel teenagers with horrific burns.

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