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Although other substances that are misused can be inhaled, the term inhalants refers to the various substances that people typically take only by inhaling. These substances include solvents (liquids that become gas at room temperature), aerosol sprays, gases, and nitrites (prescription medicines for chest pain). Learn about the health effects of inhalants and read the Research Report.

3.6% of 8th Graders used inhalants in the past year.

Source: 2022 Monitoring the Future Survey

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