Carbon monoxide, much like the inert gases mentioned in the previous Chapter, are also able to be obtained and possessed lawfully in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. This includes cylinders, charcoal burners and other items described that can be used to produce carbon monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide can provide a person with a peaceful death. The gas can be obtained in a variety of ways ranging from direct purchase, simple burners, or more sophisticated generating devices. Tests should be made to ensure that concentrations of over 1% can be delivered. The Destiny machine addresses many of these issues.
Most interest in this method has come from those who reject the taking of drugs orally (eg. for fear of vomiting) and by others who reject the use of helium because of the need for a plastic bag to be placed over one’s head. The Destiny machine and the COGen address these concerns. In particular the Destiny machine has the ability to be used by persons with significant disability (quadriplegics, people with advanced MND etc).