Thursday, March 11, 2010

Alarming Increase In Teen Deaths As A Result Of Huffing

I just heard the shocking news that there have been 77 teen deaths in the first 3 months of this year! That is very alarming considering that just over 500 teens died after huffing over the last 5 years according to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition.

I just taught at SMART START class to a sixth grade class last Friday dealing with the dangers of inhaling or huffing poisonous substances. I cannot emphasize enough the dangers of huffing. One in three first time abusers drops dead. I tell kids, your first huff, may well be your last breath. I am deeply saddened by this ABC report.

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