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potbellyxx

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Advertising ??? Did I say Advertising ?? Yeppp ??
 
OK I don't have kids but I do care but the very pages you are reading are bad for your kids !!! .OK let's say I'm a 10 year old messin around on my PC  I come across this site and many others out there like it then I see this link from here (SAMPLE) http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0308/503550.html

OK did you click the link ..... . . . . . . OK what have what key words have we learned ? you don't have to read far ----> A new study shows younger kids are inhaling common household items such as hair spray and nail polish.

 

All they have to do is read it here there wherever buy it do it abuse it we ourselves are not thinking! Media is also to blame I know it should be made public but in a adult source way.

This and many sites alike should have age verification and sign in to any sites like this.

 

MY POINT IS WE ARE POSTING WHAT OUR KIDS ARE DOING!!! AND THEY ARE READING THAT MOST CHILDREN ARE NOT STUPID AND THEY RETALIATE BACK FOR ATTENTION IN SOME TYPE OF FORM ..

 

LET'S DO A TEST ANY KIDS UNDER 18 REPLY ABOUT THIS MESSAGE JUST WRITE I'M UNDER 18 IF YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE WRITING.
 
BTW ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER ? http://www.fox.com/AreYouSmarter/

 

I may not be the greatest writer but I know somewhat of how they think I was a child once.
 
Thank You this is not meant to be sarcastic towards this website or any other.


PS when you get older you'll relize how good life is I know sometimes it's bad and has it's ups and downs but in the long run stop putting crap in your nose that is meant to clean the floor or strip paint off a car yeah I smoked pot and dabbled in some other stuff but never cleaners ETC ETC ETC. I don't even bother with anymore not even the beer got me nowhere.I'm not rich just a contemp newly married man trying to make a living like everyone else stop blaming the world like I did.
QueshiaB

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potbellyxx- You raise a good point on the proper method of educating kids on inhalant abuse prevention.  

I agree with your point that media should step up and make inhalant abuse prevention information available to the public.  However, I do not think we should limit this information to adults only.  What if we educate adults on this issue, but they do not pass it down to the kids in their neighborhood?  This is not so far-fetched as there are a lot of teen issues adults try to address, sometimes forgetting to include inhalant abuse.  Furthermore, some adults purposely do not want to talk about inhalant abuse prevention at all, because they think children are not aware of the issue and don't want to give them any ideas. 

Conversely, if kids don't learn about prevention from a credible/trusted source, they are left to figure out this issue of inhalant abuse on their own (i.e. internet searches, friends, etc).  A lot of times kids will think they know it all and have all of the answers, and If they do not know everything, their friends do!  I think any (appropriate) media exposure to this issue shows the need for this issue to be addresses in a comprehensive manner. 

On another note, we post news headlines on the homepage to let visitors know this is an issue which needs to be on more people's radar.  This exceeds glue sniffing from the 60s, as people (both young and old) are still inhaling and everyone need to be aware of the effects.  If you read further in the sample article you pointed out (www.wjla.com/news/stories/0308/503550.html) you will hear the unfortunate cases of 2 teens who lost their lives due to the fact that they did not know about the harmful effects of abusing products.  Though the articles highlights a recent study and may name some products, if you read further still, you will see the following:

"If inhalants don't kill users, they can do permanent damage to a person's health. Users can suffer long term sensory and psychological effects, have paralysis and tissue damage".

Are there any other opinions on this issue??

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