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The choking game

by Bill Osler / February 14, 2008 7:04 AM PST

I've always been amazed at how many ways people find to exercise bad judgment but I think this reaches a new low:
The Choking Game (From MMWR, an epidemiological resource from CDC)

I'm sure that in some of these cases there is ambiguity about whether the strangulation was accidental or intentional, but the fact that young people even engage in this risky activity is frightening especially if there is nobody around to help them.

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(NT) kids think there immortal
by jimandjerry / February 14, 2008 7:14 AM PST
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Here are a couple more from last month
by JP Bill / February 14, 2008 11:07 AM PST
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Students kicked off team after teaching players the 'choking game'

Two boys on a New Brunswick high school basketball team have been kicked off the team after teaching younger players how to create a feeling of euphoria by cutting off the flow of blood to the brain.

The boys' basketball team from Harvey Station, about 50 kilometres southwest of Fredericton, was on an overnight trip to Grand Manan Island on Jan. 25 when two of the older boys on the team showed some younger players how to play the "choking game."

The so-called game involves restricting the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain to create a feeling of lightheadedness followed by a momentary euphoric rush before passing out.

Two older Harvey High School basketball players went to the hotel room of younger players on Friday night and asked their teammates if they wanted to learn the game.
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nothing new i'm afraid
by jonah jones / February 14, 2008 11:31 AM PST
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what is new is the ability to video yourself (modern technology at the service of mankind) doing it and show your 'friends' in realtime


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Looks like the number of deaths from the choking game
by Diana Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 11:07 PM PST
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is small compared to the number of deaths from hanging (as in real suicide).


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