Specific Types of Lifetime Inhalant Use among Adolescents with At Least One of the Selected Respiratory Conditions*: 2006 to 2008

Inhalant Percent
Glue, Shoe Polish, or Toluene 4.7%
Gasoline or Lighter Fluid 4.1%
Spray Paints 4.0%
Other Aerosol Spray 2.7%
Correction Fluid, Degreaser, or Cleaning Fluid 2.7%
Amyl Nitrite, "Poppers," Locker Room Odorizers, or "Rush" 2.0%
Lacquer Thinner or Other Paint Solvents 2.0%
Lighter Gases, such as Butane or Propane 1.4%
Nitrous Oxide or "Whippits" 1.3%
Halothane, Ether, or Other Anesthetics 0.7%

*Respiratory conditions are asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis.

Source: 2006 to 2008 SAMHSA National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs).

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