Fewer Teens Sniffing Glue, Other Inhalants

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new government study says fewer teens are
sniffing glue, lighter fluid, spray paint and other inhalants.

But the study also says that the number of adolescents who abuse such substances remained stable between 2002 and 2007, suggesting the need for ongoing prevention and treatment efforts.

According to the study released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services, almost 1 million youths aged 12 to 17 used some kind of inhalant in 2007.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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