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Glue sniffing effect damaging: doctor

October 7, 2012 7:10 pm

Children as young as eleven are sniffing glue.

And authorities are warning that it has long term medical effects and damage.

In most cases children go blind.

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Suva Doctor Rajesh Maharaj says they fear someone could die from it.

Initially they get these feelings of euphoria and then followed by that they get drowsy and loss of muscle coordination and body coordination and then it can even lead to respiratory distress or coma and in some cases it can even lead to death.

There have been numerous awareness campaigns in schools, and according to the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council they have seen some decrease in glue sniffing.

However, it says parents need to step up and keep a close eye on their children.

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