How did the use of poppers begin?
Poppers have been around for a long time. Amyl nitrite was first used in medicine in 1859 to treat heart pain. It was available without a prescription for a long time. In the early 1960s, the medical world switched to a medicine in pill form that was easier to use. The producers of the poppers then turned to the already existing recreational market and the drug became popular. The drug was especially popular in the gay scene. Over time, its use has been spread over different groups, so you can now also find it on the dance floor occasionally.