Tuesday, December 18, 2012

They huff and puff and blow their lives away...

Butane lighter in use
Butane lighter in use (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  • Frightening number of butane sniffing deaths - coroner...

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    They huff and puff and blow their lives away!

  • :no:Rotorua Coroner Wallace Bain has warned that even one huff from a cigarette lighter or aerosol canister can kill. File photo / Thinkstock
    Rotorua Coroner Wallace Bain is calling for action to stop the "frightening" number of deaths from sniffing butane.
    He says people need to be aware that even one huff from a cigarette lighter or aerosol canister can kill.
    Dr Bain made the call in his finding released today into the death of a 16-year-old Rotorua boy, whose name is suppressed.
    Dr Bain found the teenager died at Rotorua on January 31 last year as a result of hydrocarbon (butane) inhalation.
    On the night of his death he had been watching cricket with his father and using his laptop. He went to his bedroom at 12.30am, telling his father he would see him in the morning. Twenty minutes later his father noted the light was on in his son's bedroom and he found his son lying on the bed. He appeared to be asleep.
    In the morning the boy's father went to his room and found him in exactly the same position but it appeared he was dead.
    A pathologist found the boy had inhaled butane gas which caused a cardiac arrest and ventricular fibrillation.
    Initially, butane was not suspected and it was not until the ESR report and the full pathologist report was available that the cause of death was established.
    Dr Bain found there was no suggestion the teenager was intending to take his life.
    "It seems clear that it is an unfortunate combination of events and perhaps a misplaced view that he might obtain euphoria from the use of butane," Dr Bain said.
    The teenager had had some heart issues when he was younger but by the time he was 16 there were no significant medical issues.
    He was a smoker and a cigarette lighter and packet of tobacco were found in the pocket of his jeans on his bed. Sometime after the boy's death, his father found an empty aerosol can of deodorant in the boy's bedroom. The father had been concerned as he had been with his son when he bought the deodorant a week earlier and he thought the use of it was excessive, given it was empty when he found it.
    Specialist evidence that one "huff" from a cigarette lighter or the deodorant canister may be enough to kill someone, especially for a person new to huffing.
    Read more:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10855154
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