Don't be ridiculous. The only certain way you can hasten your own death in the USA is to do it while you're still perfectly sane and healthy. Shoot yourself (which requires owning a gun, statistically decreasing the safety of your family and the entire country), jump off a cliff (we have an instinct to avoid that so it's a difficult decision to carry out), fill your car with carbon monoxide (not easy to do right), overdose on drugs (difficult to learn just how much is an overdose), hang yourself (unless you're a professional hangman you won't get the knot or the drop distance right and you'll be in acute pain for as long as 20 minutes). People jump in front of trains, but geeze who wants to leave the poor engineer with that image in his dreams every night? Many of them can't ever go back to work so you're punishing his entire family. As for the helium balloon, this is a very recent discovery which, due to our culture's antipathy toward the issue, has not been widely publicized. I doubt that even 5% of the population is aware of it. So I'm faced with the dilemma that, in order to ensure that I never become one of those pathetic vegetables whose gardeners are sucking up the estate I want to go to a couple of worthy charities and a few good friends, I have to pick a date when I'm still completely healthy, and commit suicide. I have to roll the dice and decide to either forgo some uncountable number of years of a happy, productive life, or wait and suffer a considerable number of months of a so-called "life" without dignity while my loved ones watch me wither away and my estate is confiscated by bureaucrats and lawyers. Thanks a lot, Wynn. It's you and people like you who leave me with this pathetic choice. And you wonder why I don't like you? Your religiously-inspired attitude toward death, multiplied by the billions of other people out there who are either religious or, like you, have religion-based attitudes, has a tangible negative impact on my life because of the laws this type of culture creates. Yes, I have the helium secret, but I'm sure that once it becomes more widely known, they'll start regulating the sale of helium.