A woman who has crashed her car is approached by a man filming with his phone. While he asks her about what happened, she continues to inhale dust cleaner.
“What happened?” the man filming asks the woman from outside her crashed car.
The woman doesn’t answer.
“You hit a few cars, huh?” the man continues.
The woman then proceeds to inhale more dust cleaner.
“Are you okay? What’s wrong?”
“Nothing,” the woman answers after taking her hit. She then denies running into a few cars. By the end of the video, she is filmed inhaling more dust cleaner.
Inhaling dust cleaner is known as “dusting,” “huffing,” or “sniffing.” It includes sucking in the compressed gas of dust cleaners like those used for cleaning keyboards. The cheap high is most usually practiced by teenagers. According to the Seattle Times, “Teens suck the gas from the thin straw attached to the can’s nozzle. The high from the gas paralyzes the user for a few minutes, creating a feeling of euphoria.”
According to USA Today, dusting “can result in damage to the brain, lungs, heart, kidneys and liver, and can cause death. In computer cleaning products, a freon type of gas, or fluorinated hydrocarbon, is the dangerous ingredient.”
Dusting has a notoriously high mortality rate for first-time dusters.