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  • Not new at all. Inhalant abuse has been around for years. "Dusting" itself has been around since at least 2005.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NO2 baby.

    Whippets. Whippets good.
  • This is why we should just encourage kids to smoke weed and drink.
  • 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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  • Old concept, let's drag it out for another scare tactic news cycle.
  • I've heard it's like walking on sunshine.
  • The stuff in the dusters is nitrous oxide?

    The article suggests propane. Substantially different.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Abusing inhalants is nothing new.

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    /I prefer bananadine
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fuk yall its just a way fr teens to haev fun quit bein such biches abt it!
  • 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.
  • I thought dusting meant to do PCP aka angel dust.
  • 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?
  • Quick! Someone send a link to CBS for the A&E show "Intervention."
  • You already have to be 18+ to buy the damn compressed air. How much more inconvenient can you make computer maintenance?
  • I remember when this was Scotch Guard and butane.
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