Tuesday, March 20, 2012

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition: Stop Encouraging Kids to Huff Helium

Partnership at Drugfree.org Newsroom, March 16, 2012

"Huffing helium is not safe, and adults must stop encouraging children to do it, according to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC), a group that promotes awareness and recognition of inhalant use.
'Unknowing adults demonstrate and often provide helium to kids at parties, or science teachers use it in classes to demonstrate the effects of a gas on vocal cords,' Harvey Weiss, Executive Director of NIPC, said in a news release. 'For years I have heard ‘everybody does it,’ and sure enough parents do it as well as Scout leaders, science teachers and even youth pastors. This normalizing of huffing needs to stop and all of us can play a role in that. We must be advocates for children.'" Read More

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