A Moth Ball Sniffer Is Coming To “My Strange Addiction”

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2012

We made our predictions for this season of TLC’s “My Strange Addiction.” We expected a toenail collector (apparently there is going to be a toenail addict this season) or a vinegar drinker (also, a woman who likes to smell Pine Cleaner … that’s close), but a moth ball snorter? No, we did not anticipate that. On this Sunday’s episode we are going to meet Alicia, a 45-year-old hairdresser who lives in Atlanta.

“I love the smell [of moth balls] … I find it irresistible and it’s hard for me to stay away from it for long periods of time … I always keep a stash somewhere so I can get a smell … I am so dependent, I can’t go more than an hour without the scent … I’ll just have to quit cold turkey and keep them away from my children,” she said of her ball habit.

I know, you’re thinking, What’s the harm in letter her sniff her moth balls? Well, they contain toxic chemicals, which can affect one’s health when sniffed in excess. WOW. [ONTD]