Why Do Glue Labels Warn Not to Sniff It?

Why Do Glue Labels Warn Not to Sniff It?

Abusing inhalants, like glue, can cause serious health problems, and you shouldn’t need a video on the internet to tell you that. But let’s take a deeper look at why these chemicals are so dangerous.

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20 Responses

  1. GoAway says:

    But it smells so good! 🙁

  2. Faris Azad says:

    most glues don’t contain solvents anymore

  3. Bei Zhang says:

    I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

  4. Abradolf Lincler says:

    Well, marijuana Is Not legal in my country so what do you want me to do?

  5. Mahmud Chariev says:

    Dumb way to get high? Better get some cocaine then.

  6. 60 Second Success says:

    Today I learned that sniffing glue is a bad idea. Now this is the type of content that I subscribed for!

  7. NOBODY GIVES A FUCK Be Gone Bitch says:


  8. KamiltheCamel says:

    Wait you aren’t supposed to sniff glue? I have been sniffing it all day for the past 10 years. It it just smells so good though. Maybe that is why I am so stupid and my videos are bad because of that.

  9. Amin Rouan Serik says:

    Well, permanent marker then..

  10. Raistlin Majere says:

    sniffing glue is bad mmmkay.

  11. Retarded Finn says:

    Roses are red.
    Violets are blue
    Why don’t me and you
    Sniff some glue

  12. Master Therion says:

    I once used Superglue to get high. I glued myself to the underside of an airplane. Whoa, what a trip I took.

  13. Paulson Dumbbells says:

    Glue anus incoming

  14. Lcra arcl says:

    Don’t you tell me what to do. I’ll do what I want!…

    Oh dear god, help! I’ve glued my nostrils shut

  15. Michael Williams says:

    Using inhalants is dumb. Just stick to drinking antifreeze like me!

  16. boy638 says:

    What makes petrol fuel fumes smell so addictive?

  17. Alex N says:

    “It’s dumb way to get high”. Please share with us a better way John ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  18. Asad M says:

    what about petrol

  19. Oliver Wallace says:

    Is it just me, or does John sound there’s definitely a story behind this episode or that it holds some sort of personal connection with him? Like he sounded very passionate about not sniffing glue.

  20. NoJusticeNoPeace says:

    Our family used to own a record store when I was growing up (where we sold actual records; yes, I’m that old). We used to write the prices in marker on the plastic overwrap until we ended up getting custom price labels made. When they arrived, my mother and I closed the store for the day so we could remove the marker with nailpolish remover and put the stickers on. After several hours spent silently hunched over stacks of records, my mother turned to me and said, “I… I think we need to stop.”

    I looked up at her and realized that everything looked foggy and pastel and I felt super-mellow and floaty. We made our way to the door, then out past the parking lot into the grass verge, all the while feeling like I had no legs and was just hovering across the ground like the world’s chillest ghost. We collapsed into the grass side by side and discussed the interesting shapes the clouds made.

    And that was how I spent a day huffing nailpolish remover with my mom.

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