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Friday, January 16, 2009

New Air Force Order Includes Inhalants

From Stars and Stripes Newspaper in Washington DC:

Earlier this month, U.S. Air Forces Europe commander Gen. Roger Brady issued an order banning a range of substances including inhalants. The new order “bans airmen from sniffing, snorting or huffing household and commercial products such as glues, lighter and cleaning fluids, paint products and medical anesthetics.”

The press release noted that no one had been “court-martialed in USAFE for any offense related to using salvia and the other drugs under the ban” but that the order was issued more as a proactive means. "We don’t see that we have a problem in USAFE, [Gen. Brady] wanted to give commanders in the field a tool to get ahead of this emerging problem. We are seeing a problem in the States.”

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