Home-brew nitrogen to exit life: Nitschke

Exit founder Dr Philip Nitschke said until recently, Exit had recommended people seeking an option for “a peaceful hypoxic death” obtain “Balloon-time helium cylinders”  which were available from retail stores.

But the development of tests at autopsy to detect the presence of helium, and suggestions the manufacturer would soon add 10% oxygen to the cylinders, had made them a less attractive proposition.

“Some people don’t care if people know they have chosen to end