The Swedish Medicines Agency in a new campaign against “boffing”

The Swedish Medicines Agency in a new campaign against boffing
full screen Young people inhale the gas from, among other things, dry shampoo to get high. Archive image. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The Swedish Medicines Agency is tasked with carrying out a special information effort for young people regarding the risks of “spoofing” – inhaling propellant gases. It happens after a 14-year-old girl died last spring after using dry shampoo in a school toilet in Luleå.

The information effort must be aimed at young people and will be carried out on behalf of the government. The reason is that many young people engage in so-called buffing – despite the fact that in the worst case it can lead to death.

“Inhaling propellant can be very dangerous and in some cases lead to acute cardiac arrest. At the same time, the products where the propellant is found are easy to get hold of. That is why it is so extremely important to reach out with information about the risks, it can save lives,” says Minister of Social Affairs Jakob Forssmed (KD) according to a press release.