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Interesting Facts and Statistics:
During 2008, 22.3 million Americans surveyed that were over the age of 12 reported using inhalants at least once.
The number of persons aged 12 or older who smoked cigarettes for the first time within the past 12 months was 2.4 million in 2008, which was similar to the estimate in 2007 (2.2 million) but significantly higher than the estimate for 2002 (1.9 million), 2003 (2.0 million), and 2004 (2.1 million). The 2008 estimate averages out to approximately 6,600 new cigarette smokers every day. Most new cigarette smokers in 2008 were under age 18 when they first smoked cigarettes (58.8 percent).
In 2008, 21.4 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 reported that, in the past year, they had gotten into a serious fight at school or at work; this was similar to the rates in 2007 (22.3 percent) and 2002 (20.6 percent). Almost one in six (14.5 percent) in 2008 had taken part in a group-against-group fight, which was lower than the rates in 2007 (15.4 percent) and 2002 (15.9 percent). About 1 in 30 (3.2 percent) had carried a handgun at least once, which was similar to the rates in 2007 and 2002 (both at 3.3 percent). An estimated 3.0 percent had sold illegal drugs, which was similar to the rate of 2.9 percent in 2007, but was lower than the 4.4 percent rate in 2002. In 2008, 4.6 percent had, at least once, stolen or tried to steal something worth more than $50; this was similar to the rates of 4.3 percent in 2007 and 4.9 percent in 2002. An estimated 7.3 percent had, in at least one instance, attacked others with the intent to harm or seriously hurt them in 2008, which was the same as the rate in 2007 and was similar to the 7.8 percent reported in 2002.
Doctor shopping, which involves consulting numerous doctors to attain Lortab prescriptions is huge indicator that the individual has become addicted to the drug.
The term "amphetamine" refers to a group of chemically related stimulants.
Hepatitis is common among amphetamine users who regularly employ a needle; AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) may spread in the same way.