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   Have you heard about the deadly new drug craze "dusting"? No? Well, let me introduce you to the next news cycle

14 Nov 2012 05:19 AM   |   21727 clicks   |   CBS News
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Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
Not new at all. Inhalant abuse has been around for years. "Dusting" itself has been around since at least 2005.

13 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
dramboxf    [TotalFark]  

Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.


LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.

13 Nov 2012 09:20 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.

LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.


Whipped cream in a can, not Miracle Whip. Still not new.

About a year ago I was at one of our local Dollar Tree stores when two teenage boys walked up to the checkout counter, each of them carrying a half-dozen cans (pressurized) whipped cream. The clerk asked to see ID showing they were adults, which they obviously couldn't. She then told them that they could buy as many tubs of whipped topping as they desired.

Can't remember the last time I saw such pissed off teens, plus I learned something new that day regarding the sale of whipped cream in a pressurized can. I knew it's used to get high, but I didn't realize that stores weren't allowed to sell it to minors.

13 Nov 2012 09:38 PM
dramboxf    [TotalFark]  

Bathia_Mapes: Whipped cream in a can, not Miracle Whip. Still not new.


Yeah, you're right. My point was that it was being done at least as early as 1984 by white suburban kids.

Probably started in the 60s.

13 Nov 2012 10:45 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: Whipped cream in a can, not Miracle Whip. Still not new.

Yeah, you're right. My point was that it was being done at least as early as 1984 by white suburban kids.

Probably started in the 60s.


Very likely. Whomever wrote the article needs to catch up if they think "dusting" is a recent trend.

13 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  
NO2 baby.

Whippets. Whippets good.

14 Nov 2012 12:17 AM
Kingly Weevil     
This is why we should just encourage kids to smoke weed and drink.

14 Nov 2012 12:34 AM
Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  
Huffing again? wait, I'm sorry, now it's "dusting". Off the top of my head here are some of things passed around in highschool. glue, butane, airbrush propellant, gasoline, nitrous, canned air (err, "computer dust cleaner"), stain, varnish, various other solvents.

Nitrous abuse goes back to the 1800's.
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14 Nov 2012 01:23 AM
RedPhoenix122    [TotalFark]  
Old concept, let's drag it out for another scare tactic news cycle.

14 Nov 2012 01:29 AM
MajorGroove     
I've heard it's like walking on sunshine.

14 Nov 2012 01:33 AM
unlikely    [TotalFark]  
The stuff in the dusters is nitrous oxide?

The article suggests propane. Substantially different.

14 Nov 2012 01:48 AM
Dafodude     

dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.

LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.


Whip-its are nitrous oxide. Laughing gas. It's also used as an anesthetic in dentistry. It's also used as a propellant in just about every food product that shoots out of a can, including whipped cream and even those mini-kegs of Heinieken. This is because it isn't toxic to humans but won't permit bacterial growth in the container.

Computer cleaner is usually di- or tetrafluoroethane (also known as R134a - the same stuff in your car's AC system.) This stuff is bad news to inhale and difluoroethane can also be highly flammable.

They're two completely different things.

14 Nov 2012 02:14 AM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

Dafodude: dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.

LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.

Whip-its are nitrous oxide. Laughing gas. It's also used as an anesthetic in dentistry. It's also used as a propellant in just about every food product that shoots out of a can, including whipped cream and even those mini-kegs of Heinieken. This is because it isn't toxic to humans but won't permit bacterial growth in the container.

Computer cleaner is usually di- or tetrafluoroethane (also known as R134a - the same stuff in your car's AC system.) This stuff is bad news to inhale and difluoroethane can also be highly flammable.

They're two completely different things.


There are indeed two different things, but as I stated earlier, "dusting" isn't new.

14 Nov 2012 03:08 AM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
Abusing inhalants is nothing new.

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/I prefer bananadine

14 Nov 2012 03:17 AM
HakunaMatata    [TotalFark]  
FTFA: And a computer dust cleaner was found in Thomas Murphy's car that killed a woman in September;
...huh?...
Woman was killed by:
A) computer dust cleaner
B) Thomas Murphy
C) a car

Also... Miracle Whip in a spray can... I want to thank you for todays diet inspiration!

14 Nov 2012 03:26 AM
urban.derelict     
And if weed were legal these f*cking sh*t-for-brains kids wouldn't be Darwinning themselves, so it all works out in the end.

14 Nov 2012 04:32 AM
urban.derelict     

Bathia_Mapes: This is because it isn't toxic to humans but won't permit bacterial growth in the container.


nothing in a pressurized container can grow, it is several 'atmospheres' of pressure, similar to what SCUBA divers have to learn before they go deep under water. Past 33 feet/33 feet below sea level produces 2 atmospheres of pressure. 66 feet = 3 atmospheres; 99 feet under water is 4x sea level atmospheric pressure.

14 Nov 2012 04:35 AM
Jamrock     
Fuk yall its just a way fr teens to haev fun quit bein such biches abt it!

14 Nov 2012 05:23 AM
Kerr Avon     

RedPhoenix122: Old concept, let's drag it out for another scare tactic news cycle.


If they wanted scare tactics, "krokodil" would be a far better choice.

14 Nov 2012 05:23 AM
TheJoe03     
I thought dusting meant to do PCP aka angel dust.

14 Nov 2012 05:24 AM
steve_s     
A story on a CBS site can't even get the correct call letters for its Chicago affilliate? WBBR? The WBBM call letters go back to 1922 and the Mallory Battery Company for crying out loud. Does anyone proof read anymore?

14 Nov 2012 05:25 AM
cherryl taggart     
Quick! Someone send a link to CBS for the A&E show "Intervention."

14 Nov 2012 05:27 AM
Buffet     
Silly.

14 Nov 2012 05:31 AM
Plant Rights Activist     
You already have to be 18+ to buy the damn compressed air. How much more inconvenient can you make computer maintenance?

14 Nov 2012 05:33 AM
thamike     
I remember when this was Scotch Guard and butane.

14 Nov 2012 05:34 AM
Vonderbach     
Dear Internet/Fark,

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Signed,

Fat Man in FLorida

14 Nov 2012 05:35 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
If you turn the can upside down, this gets way cooler.

14 Nov 2012 05:35 AM
thamike     

TheJoe03: PCP aka angel dust.


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"You know what this stuff does to kids!?"

14 Nov 2012 05:36 AM
RDixon     
Are the kids stealing tide detergent to get the money to buy the dusting drugs?

News; it isn't what it used to be.

14 Nov 2012 05:37 AM
President Merkin Muffley     

thamike: TheJoe03: PCP aka angel dust.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x283]

"You know what this stuff does to kids!?"


mmMMmm, This stuff to kids, what it does, you do. mmmMMMMmmm

Frank Oz will forever be Yoda to me.

14 Nov 2012 05:39 AM
Vonderbach     

AverageAmericanGuy: If you turn the can upside down, this gets way cooler.


From what I understand, you have to insert it in the nasal cavity if you're going to try it upside down. Otherwise it's entirely ineffective.

14 Nov 2012 05:39 AM
ThreeFootSmurf     
another thing found in many Dusters is Iso-Butane, (bic lighter fluid) if not AC Refrigerant (R134a).
the duster the kid in the article was using must have been the cheaper ones that contain Iso-Butane or he dicided to step it up to the next level.

Fun Fact - propane gas has a 98% death rate in first time abusers. house filling due to leak is different due to being mixed with normal air compared to abusers who usually fill a balloon of it like they are doing a nos whippet.

And canned whipped cream can still be bought by minors (at least here in Indiana where i am it can) it was eitherstate law, store policy, or she told them that due to them having so many cans and it being obvious what they were going to do with it.

14 Nov 2012 05:40 AM
Espin     

Bathia_Mapes: Not new at all. Inhalant abuse has been around for years. "Dusting" itself has been around since at least 2005.


I was messing around with that back in like 1991.



Everything old is new again.



Looking forward to the story on Kids on Quaaludes in February.


14 Nov 2012 05:42 AM
Hoopy Frood     
I wonder how long it'll be before someone at WBBM tells them their call letters aren't WBBR.

14 Nov 2012 05:46 AM
heavymetal     
Next they will report on the new dance craze that is sweeping sock hops everywhere, "The Twist".

14 Nov 2012 05:52 AM
Nuclear Monk     
So this is strictly for 8th graders, but the "victims" have all been over 18?

So very confused...

14 Nov 2012 05:55 AM
emc2serv     
I'll just drop this here.
Primus - Lacquer Head

14 Nov 2012 05:56 AM
FenixStorm1     
Dusting was on an episode of intervention...was pretty funny if I'm honest:

Link

As a result it spawned the following meme if you'd like:

Link

14 Nov 2012 05:57 AM
xSauronx     

doglover: NO2 baby.

Whippets. Whippets good.


mmmm. hippie crack.

i was introduced to whippets at a party a couple of years ago. the 3rd day of the party was prefaced with "Today is a day to make bad decisions"

an hour later, a guy had a case of whippets, a cylinder to open them, and a balloon...and a really good time.

14 Nov 2012 05:59 AM
weirdneighbour     
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Feels left out.

14 Nov 2012 06:02 AM
Old Man Winter     
Man, I spray that crap for 3 seconds three feet away from my face and I start gagging. Can't imagine actually inhaling it.

14 Nov 2012 06:03 AM
Honest Bender     

FenixStorm1: Dusting was on an episode of intervention...was pretty funny if I'm honest:


Best episode ever! Feels like I'm WALKIN' on sunshine!!

14 Nov 2012 06:03 AM
nmemkha     
Stick to marijuana kids. Stuff like this and alcohol have the potential to kill you.

14 Nov 2012 06:04 AM
SkunkWerks     
FTA: "...latest deadly trend for teens..."

At what point do news headlines enter into self-parody?

14 Nov 2012 06:05 AM
thamike     

RDixon: Are the kids stealing tide detergent to get the money to buy the dusting drugs?

News; it isn't what it used to be.


It's exactly what it used to be. I did an entire stand-up act about this in a 5th grade talent show.

14 Nov 2012 06:06 AM
lordargent     
The worst thing ever was when they put bitterant in canned air so that people wouldn't huff it.

I fixed computers on the side, I went through tons of that stuff, I was in a well ventilated room but every once in a while the air currents would shift around and I would get a whiff of bitterant, yuck.

// dIdn't original attempts at bitterant leave residue as well?

14 Nov 2012 06:06 AM
Deep Contact     
Plant the pot in a wheelbarrow and just roll it to where the sun shines. Good times.

14 Nov 2012 06:08 AM
SkunkWerks     
Also, this is not "new". And it's certainly not the latest "deadly trend". In fact, you could barely call it "in the recent past".

Companies that make air dusters put a freaking bitterant in their product some years ago to discourage this very thing.

So, welcome to 2000 or so, CBS news.

14 Nov 2012 06:08 AM
Ow My Balls     

doglover: Whippets. Whippets good.


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Indeed, a good old-school hard left turning driver that we used to consider fast...

14 Nov 2012 06:09 AM
American Decency Association    [TotalFark]  

dramboxf: Bathia_Mapes: least 2005.

LOL. Try 1984. A family member was known for doing what was called "whippits" back then. The propellent used for Miracle Whip in a can.



wrong

whippits are nitrous oxide, the anaesthetic used by dentists, and it's f*cking awesome.

this dusting shiat is a propellant, usually a hydrocarbon, which will kill you

14 Nov 2012 06:12 AM
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