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Inhalant Abuse Prevention Program to Be Launched in Maryland Schools

Superintendent, Coalition to Outline Program Details in Annapolis Media


ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consider these frightening statistics: 1 in 5 children in the United States will have used an inhalant by the 8th grade. In Maryland, inhalant use is second to marijuana for 8th, 10th, and 12th grade, and for 6th graders inhalants are the drug of choice, with use rates over twice the rate of marijuana and other substances.

At a media event in the state capital, the Superintendent of Schools for Maryland, The Alliance for Consumer Education, parents of children who have died from inhalant abuse, and a coalition of state organizations will unveil and launch a statewide education program through Maryland Schools.

What: Media Event to Unveil Inhalant Abuse Program in Maryland Schools

Who: Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene John Colmers

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Grasmick

Delegate Tawanna Gaines

Parents of children lost to inhalants: Mr. and Mrs. Philip Zuber

and Pamela Powers

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM

Where: Maryland House Office Room 150, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) is a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing community health and well-being where ever household and commercial products are used. Inhalant Abuse Prevention Programs have been successful in Alabama, Alaska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia to date.

SOURCE The Alliance for Consumer Education
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