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Default 05-19-2007, 06:49 PM

Suffolk Legislature Passes Ban On Some Cold Drugs For Minors

A unanimous vote by Suffolk County lawmakers on Tuesday sent a proposal — one that would ban the sale of some cold and cough medicines to minors — to the desk of County Executive Steve Levy.

The law would prevent anyone under the age of 19 from purchasing over-the-counter medicines containing dextromethorphan, or DXM. Anyone caught selling such drugs to minors would be susceptible to fines beginning at $250, and ranging up to $750 for the third offense and any ensuing occurrences after that.

Such measures are designed to deter teens from “robotripping” or “skittling” — seeking the hallucinogenic high that comes from ingesting larger than normal doses of the medicines. The high — which 1 in 10 teens have experienced, according to a Partnership for a Drug-Free America study — comes with a price, though, since vomiting and an increased heart rate are potential side effects of the consuming such high amounts.

The ban would be the first of its kind in the United States, although Oklahoma and California, among other states, are considering taking similar action.

"The purpose of the bill was not only to mandate stores to check minors for photo identification, but it is also the intention of the legislature to educate the public, parents and teachers, to educate all these people as to the dangers of this particular product," says Suffolk County Legislator Lynne Nowick (R.-St.James), sponsor of the law. "These are very good products when used appropriately. However, in the hands of minors who are abusing the products, they can be very dangerous."
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Default 05-20-2007, 11:36 AM

19? That seems pretty random and arbitrary. Why were lawmakers not comfortable with a age limitation of 18 or 21?

Do they not want minors associating it with the 'freedom' of being able to purchase tobacco, alcohol, piercings and tattoos? Maybe thinking that it would become a trend for them to get dexed on their 18th/21st birthdays.

Im thinking that it must be the reason, but it is still strange.

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Default 05-22-2007, 12:52 PM

Satanical Eve is very very happy. Hopes Nassau Coiunty does the same. I am one for making DXM sales illegal to minors due to the fact I think most teenagers are not stable and mature enough to even do drugs let alone DXM. Im from Long Island, New York and the local newspaper had a two page article about DXM and everything. I just think teenagers underestimate the power of DXM and think of it as a harmless drug(Which is it to a degree) but in a sense it is very powerful and alot of the damn problems with DXM abuse is cause teenagers either do not take it properly aka doing Triple C's or end up taking too much DXM for themselves and not being able to hand the high at all and freaking out !
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