Wednesday, March 2, 2011

National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW) is March 20 - 26, 2011.

Fast Facts about Inhalant Abuse*

- The Average age of first time users was 16.9 years.
- 67.9 percent of first time users were under age 18 when they first used.
- 813,000 people aged 12+ used inhalants for the first time in the last year.
- Inhalant Abuse (Huffing, Dusting, Sniffing) - can kill... users can die the first or 100th time they use an inhalant

How are YOU raising awareness of inhalant abuse in YOUR community? Share your stories and events, and we will post it to our ACE Community blog. Please email information and any questions to Lindsey Partridge: lpartridge@consumered.org

Education is the key to preventing Inhalant Abuse - Be in the know. Visit www.Inhalant.org to learn more.

*All statistics from 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:http://oas.samhsa.gov/NSDUH/2k9NSDUH/2k9ResultsP.pdf

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