Last modified on 8 May 2011, at 18:58



Suffocation or Asphyxia is caused by creating a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which primarily affects the tissues and organs.

A man demonstrating usage of a suicide bag.

(See Suicide bag)

Choking GameEdit

Original caption states: Age distribution of youths aged 6-19 years attributed to the "choking game" (n=82) during 1995-2007, compared with youths whose deaths were attributed to suicide by hanging/suffocation (n=5,101) during 1999-2005 -- United States.

An unfortunate practice that results in many accidental suicides. (See Fainting game)