What happens if you drink lighter fluid?

I know you can get a buzz from sniffing solvents such as lighter fluid. I'm also aware that this is dangerous, but can it kill if poured directly down the throat?

Pouring solvents directly into the throat can have lethal consequences. This is because it can cause the body to produce fluid that floods the lungs, leading to instant death. So, the smart move is not to risk it at all.

As solvent abuse is such a high-risk activity, it’s important that you get access to clear, balanced advice and information. For all the facts, check out the website for Re-solv or call their helpline, anonymously and in confidence, on 01785 810762.

Answered by Addaction on 05-Jun-2014

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