The Food and Drug Administration recently issued warnings about the use of alkl nitrate inhalants (aka poppers) noting there’s been an increase of hospitalizations and even death associated with their use.
“These products are marketed as nail polish removers but are being ingested or inhaled for recreational use,” the statement reads.
“’Poppers’ are sold online or at adult novelty stores and packaged in small bottles, ranging from 10 to 40 mL. They appear similar to energy shots, with brand names including Jungle Juice, Extreme Formula, HardWare, Quick Silver and Super RUSH.”
How or why the FDA is suddenly aware of poppers that the gay community has used since the 1960s is a question many folks in the Twtterverse had, in addition to having quite the laugh about the warning itself.
FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use nitrite “poppers” which can result in serious adverse health effects, including death. These products are marketed as nail polish removers but are being ingested or inhaled for recreational use. https://t.co/5Qkd0wleuc pic.twitter.com/9PgY3KTA02
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) June 24, 2021
I’m really impressed that we got to have poppers all the way until 2021 before the FDA realized what we were doing 😂🥳😅
— dystopianartifact (@dystopianartist) July 7, 2021
The FDA is trying to put a stop to poppers??? pic.twitter.com/1Kc5oQcKWM
— he not a boy, he Judge Taylor (@taylorajax) July 6, 2021
Gays when they see the FDA announcement about poppers today. pic.twitter.com/Vs3yfWPlaX
— Mike 🏳️🌈 (@Midwestgay) July 6, 2021
Gay men trying to explain the importance of poppers to the FDA
— bidi bidi bom boulash ☁️ (@rrrubenciito) July 7, 2021
Will wear a mask for the rest of my life if the FDA lets me keep my poppers
— Cancel the Debt, Joe (@themitchcase) July 6, 2021
not the fda trying to cancel poppers 😍 pic.twitter.com/SxaRX4sxcA
— toe-knee (@toekneepraysick) July 6, 2021