Colleen Creighton, executive director of the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), and Owen Caine, CSPA’s Manager, State Affairs, East Region, met with a number of New Jersey state senators and representatives June 23 in Trenton. On the agenda was inhalant abuse, specifically legislation that would include inhalants under DUI laws.
Creighton and Caine met with Senator Steven Oroho, who is sponsoring Senate bill S2064 "Kimmie's Law" and with state Assemblywoman Marlene Caride, who is sponsoring a companion bill. Nearly 10 percent of New Jersey teens have used inhalants, according to recently released CDC data.
Creighton distributed ACE inhalant kits and provided additional insight on the issue of inhalant abuse to Oroho, Caride and other lawmakers.
ACE looks forward to working with communities across New Jersey in addressing this important issue.
For more information on ACE's Inhalant Abuse Prevention Program, please visit our program website: www.inhalant.org.