When the tide pod challenge was going on, we thought that this form of ridiculous behavior could only get better from there and it’s sad to say that we were wrong. I mean the tide pod challenge was supposed to be the apex of foolishness from our youths and just as soon as we begin to expect better, worse comes around the corner. Just recently, I read an article that talked about the new way of getting high by smoking bug spray, and I could not believe it.
There are a whole lot of drugs out there on the street that guarantees anybody an expected high. There is weed, crystal meth, and a couple of others and yet with all of these at hand, people still settle for consuming unorthodox products for a high. Let’s get something straight; I’m not saying that any of these other drugs are okay to use, but when you look at the effects of these known narcotics and the very wild effects of these unorthodox materials, it seems like the better choice between two evils.
In the video above, you can see that there are a lot of ways in which people consume their narcotics to give them the required buzz but to mix bug spray? That’s not being creative and more like being stupid. I know you probably have your questions about this trend so here are a couple of facts about the bug spray trend.
What is the effect of smoking for Bug Spray?
From the Pensacola News Journal, these are the effects of consuming bug spray. “Users writhing on the ground, wide-eyed and struggling to breathe. Standing but moving in slow motion. Sweating. Convulsing.”
Scott Lebherz, a firefighter from Indianapolis, has had several run-ins with the bug spray smokers and he is quite a bit knowledgeable about them. According to him, the bug spray laced weed is very cheap at $20 a bag and easy to come by. The bug spray isn’t just ingested like that. It is used to spice up other drugs such as tobacco, and Marijuana. This cheap $20 bag is sure to give its user a 45-minute buzz. Other people use banana peels to lace their own drugs and of these spiceD up substances are commonly referred to as “KD.”
What is the composition of Bug Spray?
Many bug sprays contain the same or close to the same composition, but they all have one thing in common which is known as DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide). DEET works very well as a bug repellent and is especially good at preventing diseases caused by mosquitoes which include, malaria, dengue fever, the West Nile virus and others.(MedlinePlus)
If these bug sprays are chemically equipped to fight against these diseases such as Malaria and the Dengue fever, it’s a simple jump to the conclusion that it would be able to hurt you. How about the bugs that these sprays repel? Imagine what one spray does to a bug and then think about what the same spray would do to your brain, and it does not take a genius to know that you should avoid consuming it. If these two also don’t convince you perhaps the warning written on the pack against consuming it would do the trick. Whatever helps you reach to that decision to stay away from consuming bug sprays.