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Solvents: Misuse

Health written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Linda Riordan Linda Riordan Labour, Halifax

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of volatile substance abuse arising from the sale of butane cigarette lighter fuel in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

Information on the number of 'incidents' of volatile substance abuse arising from the sale of butane cigarette lighter fuel is not collected centrally. However, the number of deaths associated with cigarette lighter refills are available and are provided as follows.

Number
1971-1995 521
1996 42
1997 47
1998 43
1999 43
2000 34
2001 42
2002 37
2003 29
2004 25
2005 16
Source:

Trends in Death Associated with Abuse of Volatile Substances 1971-2005, St George's, University of London.

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