The Orem Department of Public Safety has expressed concern over an increase in inhalant abuse in the region. They noted just a few of the multiple calls for "huffing" that they had received over the past two months.
In one case, a man had been inhaling from cans of computer duster for over 12 hours in a Wal-Mart bathroom. He had purchased some of the cans and had stolen the rest. He was taken to the hospital, released and an hour later was arrested for abusing inhalants in his car.
In another case a driver under the influence of inhalants had damaged his car, hit fences, street signs and parked cars. Another 30 year old individual was found in his garage huffing gasoline from his four-wheeler.