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New Tik Tok Trend ‘Chroming’ Causes Death of 13-Year-Old Girl

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New Tik Tok Trend ‘Chroming’ Causes Death of 13-Year-Old Girl

By Movieguide® Contributor  

A new Tik Tok trend called “chroming” killed a 13-year-old girl from Australia.  

Esra Haynes inhaled fumes from a deodorant can which caused her to go into cardiac arrest. Haynes lived on life support for eight days after which the doctors concluded that her brain remained too damaged to be repaired. After the diagnosis, the family decided to take their daughter off life-support.  

FOX10 reported that Esra’s father Paul Haynes says, “We want to help other children not fall into the silly trap of doing this silly thing. It’s unquestionable that this will be our crusade. No matter how much you lead a horse to water, anyone can drag them away. It’s not something she would have done on her own.”  

“The ripple effect is that this is absolutely devastating. We’ve got no child to bring home,” he added.  

The term “chroming” derived from sniffing chrome paint however, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne described “chroming” as “the inhalation of volatile substances/solvents as recreational drugs.”  

Fox News Contributor Dr. Marc Siegel stated, “You’re literally inhaling paints and solvents to get a high … the problem is you have acetone in there, formaldehyde is in there. It’s called volatile organic compounds for a reason: It irritates your skin, it can get into your lungs, you can have seizures, you can have coma, and, again, we’re occasionally seeing people die from this.”  

“The biggest problem is the long-term cognitive problems — that it actually causes problems with concentration if you use it over time,” Siegel added. “Really dangerous idea to put organically active compounds — to sniff them in.”  

Additional side effects of “chroming” include slurred speech, dizziness, hallucinations, nausea, and vomiting. Those side effects can last for a short time or lead to serious problems such as a heart attack, seizure, suffocation, coma, or perpetual damage to vital organs like the brain, heart, lungs, liver, or kidneys.  

Many places have increased their efforts to provide teens with more information and awareness on chroming in hopes no child or family would suffer again.  

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