MELBOURNE, December 2, 2002 ( – Not to be outdone by his pro-death Canadian counterparts who invented a fitted plastic suicide bag called the de-breather, Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke has developed a ‘death breath’ machine, which kills with just a few breaths.  Nitschke’s COGEN machine has a facial mask which releases pure carbon monoxide.  To get around legal restrictions Nitschke admitted that he would lie in advertising for the product and sell it merely as an oxygen machine but also provide chemicals which would produce the death dealing agent.  “We will sell it through Exit Australia as an oxygen mask,” he said. “We’ll be saying do not put these chemicals in it because you will die.”

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