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ET The most recent figures show that Whip-Its have become the most popular recreational inhalant of choice, with over 12 million users in the U.
Inhaling the compressed gas, either from the Whip-It chargers, a whipped cream canister, or a nitrous tank, is purported to result in a fleeting high, lasting anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. And while some states have passed laws attempting to stop the inhalation of nitrous, experts say the use of Whip-Its is mostly ignored by authorities and left unregulated.
A tobacco shop selling the canisters alongside cigars and rolling papers insisted they were cooking supplies, but then immediately removed all boxes from the shelves when confronted with ABC News cameras. But while a growing collection of user videos on YouTube portray doing Whip-Its, or "Noz" as it's sometimes called, as a harmless, laughter-inducing activity, it can be deadly.
Illinois college student Benjamin Collen, 19, died from asphyxiation from nitrous oxide.
He was found dead in a fraternity house surround by Whip-Its chargers in Melyssa Gastelum was an 18 year-old aspiring fashion model and National Honors Society student when she went to an all-ages party in Phoenix last May where she inhaled Whip-Its and ingesting a small amount of ecstasy.
She died later at the hospital and the medical examiner ruled that nitrous oxide was a contributing factor in her death. Westley Clark, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA, said inhaling nitrous oxide, or huffing as it's sometimes called, can cut off oxygen to the brain and result in severe effects on the body's cardiovascular system.
Debbie Goldman knows that all too well. She said she started using Whip-Its in college and through her years at one of the country's leading law firms, going through 10 boxes of the tiny chargers every night, 24 to a box.
Then she entered rehab and got sober. Now, Goldman said she wants young people to know how addictive and dangerous Whip-Its can be, and she wants officials to take notice. The grieving family of Melyssa Gastelum are also now committed to raising awareness about the dangers of nitrous oxide inhalation.
It's teaching them about what can happen to them. How one decision can change their lives and their family's lives forever.There is growing concern among health professionals that Whip-Its, the small canisters filled with nitrous oxide that can be used as a recreational drug and were reportedly used by Demi Moore.
Lavigne, who was 17 at the time, quickly rose to teen idol status, selling several million copies of her debut album, Let Go (the best-selling album by a female artist in ), while inspiring a genuine fashion craze with her penchant for tank tops and neckties.
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