Health Professionals Increasingly Concerned About Teens Using Whip-Its.

According to an article on the ABC News (3/28) website, “there is growing concern among health professionals that Whip-Its — small canisters filled with nitrous oxide that can be used as a recreational drug and were reportedly used by actress Demi Moore shortly before she was rushed to the hospital in January — are making a comeback among teenagers and young adults across the country.” Some states have already made an effort to “stop the inhalation of nitrous,” but Whip-Its canisters are “easily accessible” and “mostly ignored by authorities.” In fact, “an ABC News investigation airing tonight on ‘Nightline’ found that multiple online retailers allowed large purchases of the Whip-Its, with no questions asked about age or what they would be used for.”

Related Links:

— “Dangerous Teen Craze Whip-Its Making a Comeback?,”Brian Ross, ABC News, March 27, 2012.

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